Resources Introduction

The POSHANCOVID-19 resources page is an online repository of various government circulars, national and international guidelines, and technical documents, on program implementation during the Pandemic. This is a compilation of COVID-19 resources focusing on nutrition, food security, early childhood development and related issues. The resources are categorized into topics and subtopics and can be accessed through the search function. The central and state-level policies since the start of the outbreak and lock-down are also provided in the efforts to restore essential services across the life cycle. The resources site is updated regularly, providing comprehensive evidence-informed guidance in nutrition and is publicly available for policymakers, researchers, health professionals and the general public.

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India

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/09/01OtherPoshan Abhiyaan Dashboard

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India

2021-09-01 10:25:47
2021/09/01Poshan Maah CircularUnion Minister For Women &Child Development Chairs National Conference Of States/UTs At Kevadia, Gujarat

PIB New Delhi

2021-09-01 09:54:18
2021/08/30AssessmentSchool Meals in India – Tracking State Government Response to COVID-19, April- June 2021

Summary of response at the National level during the period April-June 2021
The Ministry of Education, Government of India has issued various guidance documents to States/UTs on how to continue the nutritional support to school children during the pandemic. On June 15, 2021, as a complement to the provision of free food grains provided under the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) COVID response scheme, the Ministry of Education decided to provide monetary assistance through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for Cooking cost, to all eligible children as per MDM norms, for the summer vacation period (May-June) as a one-time special welfare measure.
It may be noted that most schools are closed during this reporting period.

2021-08-30 09:45:02
2021/08/29Poshan Maah Circular‘Thematic’ POSHAN Maah To Be Celebrated Across The Nation Throughout The Month Of September As Part Of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Weekly Themes To Ensure Focused & Assimilated Approach Towards Improving Holistic Nutrition

PIB New Delhi 

2021-08-29 09:47:19
2021/07/26MWCD CircularRTI Application regarding POSHAN Abhiyaan2021-07-26 01:22:29
2021/04/01AssessmentWFP: Mid Day Meal Q1 2021 Report2021-04-01 01:19:03
2021/04/01AssessmentWFP: Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in India: Tracking State Government Responses to COVID-19 (January-April 2021)2021-04-01 01:16:34
2021/03/23AssessmentIDINSIGHT: Visualizing COVID-19’s Effect on India’s Rural Economy -Updates from IDinsight survey analysis2021-03-23 01:20:42
2021/02/27AssessmentMaternal Anemia Scorecard, February 20212021-02-27 01:15:54
2021/02/27AssessmentHigh Risk Pregnancy Score Card, February 20212021-02-27 01:14:59
2021/02/27AssessmentAnemia Mukt Bharat Score Card, February 20212021-02-27 01:14:09
2021/02/27AssessmentANC Service Score Card, February 20212021-02-27 01:13:11
2020/11/11GuidanceGuidance note on operations of Anganwadi services

 

  • Anganwadi Centres to be opened outside containment zones following standard operation procedures.
  • Resume Anganwadi services outside containment zones while complying with health and safety protocols at AWCs.
  • All state/UTs to comply with the guidelines
  • Cooked food and THR to be provided at AWC or delivered at home
  • Maintain and share a roster of children for visiting AWC
  • Conduct growth monitoring during VHSND or home visits
  • Counsel beneficiaries on maternal, infant and young childcare and feeding during home visits, VHSNDs, video/telephone calls and WhatsApp messages
  • Conduct CBE in-person in small groups and for short durations or virtually through audio/video
  • Resume pre-school education at AWC in small groups of children. Encourage online pre-school education using satellite telecast and sharing lessons through mobile network

 

2020-11-11 16:53:17
2020/09/05AssessmentVyas, Mahesh (2020), “Consumer Pyramids Survey: CPHS execution during the lockdown”, 19 August (Mumbai: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy).2020-09-05 01:12:10
2020/09/01AssessmentBhalotia, S., Dhingra, S. and Kondirolli, F. (2020), “City of dreams no more: The impact of Covid-19 on urban workers in India”, CEP Covid-19 Analysis Paper No. 8, London School of Economics.2020-09-01 18:09:07
2020/08/04AssessmentPRADAN et al. (2020b), “How is the hinterland unlocking? Findings from 2nd round of survey” Powerpoint presentation, VikasAnvesh Foundation and Sambodhi.2020-08-04 18:15:32
2020/07/17AssessmentDalberg: Impacts of COVID dashboard2020-07-17 01:21:33
2020/06/04AssessmentWFP: School Meals in India – Tracking State Government Responses to Coronavirus2020-06-04 01:18:15
2020/06/01AssessmentWFP: ICDS Update on distribution Take Home Rations2020-06-01 01:17:27
2020/05/24MOHFW GuidanceGuidance Note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during & post COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidelines on “Enabling Delivery of Essential Health Services during the COVID 19 Outbreak” in different zones:

  • IFA, Calcium, ORS, Zinc, Vitamin A, deworming, services for diarrhoea control and contraceptives can be provided through homes deliveries.
  • Promotion of teleconsultation.
  • ANC: In containment & buffer zones- provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. In beyond buffer & green zones- uninterrupted ANC services.
  • Immunization: Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. In containment & buffer zones- on-demand only to walk-in beneficiaries at health facility without active mobilization. In areas beyond buffer zones- through restricted outreach services (5 attendants at a time). In non-infected zones – through outreach sessions with social distancing.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and follow up
  • Family planning: Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization
  • All health facilities should continue providing delivery services
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation
  • In containment & buffer zone- PNC/ HBNC through teleconsultation; health workers to utilize COVID-related home visits to provide PNC services. In beyond buffer & green zones- HBNC visits by ASHAs & PNC at health facilities
  • NRC operational
  • HBNC and HBYC: In containment & buffer zone- HBNC and HBYC through teleconsultation; health workers to utilize COVID-related home visits to provide HBNC and HBYC services. In beyond buffer & green zones- HBNC and HBYC visits by ASHAs
  • VHND: In containment & buffer zone- not to be conducted. In areas beyond buffer zones- restricted VHNDs (5 attendants at a time) to be conducted

 

2020-05-24 16:46:19
2020/05/15AssessmentWFP: ICDS scheme in India – Tracking state government response during the Global Coronavirus (n-CoV) – Pandemic- Update till 15th May, 20202020-05-15 01:19:46
2020/05/01AssessmentPRADAN et al. (2020a), “Covid-19 induced lockdown – How is the hinterland coping?”, Powerpoint presentation, VikasAnvesh Foundation and Sambodhi.2020-05-01 18:13:09
2020/05/01AssessmentNational Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (2020), Exploring Cash Transfer to Jan Dhan Accounts as Covid-19 Response: Findings from A Rapid Survey (28 April to 12 May 2020) for Assessing the Ground Reality, online report, Oxfam India.2020-05-01 18:12:00
2020/04/15AssessmentTotapally, S., Rao, P., Sonderegger, P. and Gupta, G. (2020), The efficacy of government entitlements in helping BPL families navigate financial impacts of Covid-19, Dalberg.2020-04-15 16:55:45
2020/04/14MOHFW GuidanceEnabling Delivery of Essential Health Services during the COVID 19 Outbreak: Guidance note

Comprehensive guidance for enabling delivery of essential health services for non COVID-19 cases by MoFHW:

  • ASHAs/AWWs to provide 3 months’ supply for boys and girls during home visits. IFA and calcium tablets to be provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. Availability of IFA and calcium tablets to be ensured during PNC period.
  • ANC to be provided on walk in basis at the SHC level with physical distancing norms.
  • Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. Immunization at facilities for walk-in beneficiaries; fixed site vaccination through outreach services can be implemented where restrictions allow.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and home based follow up, if required.
  • Ensure safe institutional deliveries; due list of EDD of pregnant women maintained at SHC; each pregnant woman to be linked with a health facility.
  • Promotion of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and Kangaroo Mother Care during home visits.
  • ANM/CHO to assess health of women and new-borns via home visits in case of home deliveries
  • Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization.
  • List of operational Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care centres to be kept at peripheral facilities where high-risk pregnancies and women with complications are to be shifted.
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation.
  • NRC to be operational.
  • Ensure adequate supply of ORS and Amoxicillin at SHC.
  • HBNC visited to be continued as per schedule while following all precautions by ASHAs.
  • HBYC to be conducted through teleconsultation by ASHAs.
  • Suspension of VHSNDs.
  • Home visits: ASHAs to provide follow-up care to all beneficiaries in a single household or Mohalla in one visit

 

2020-04-14 11:21:43
2020/04/01AssessmentRapid Rural Community Response to Covid-19 (2020), Rapid Assessment Survey of Cash Transfers to Women Jan Dhan Account Holders, online report, RCRC, April 2020.2020-04-01 01:10:36

Andhra Pradesh

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2020/05/05AssessmentRapid Assessment Social Protection and Relief measures COVID-19 Response (24 April – 8 May 2020) Date: 05-05-20

Maintain and share a roster of children for visiting AWC

2020-05-05 01:51:49
2020/04/15CircularDepartment for Women, Children, Differently Abled & Senior Citizens – Special measures due to lock-down in view of Corona advisory (COVID-19) – Providing Supplementary Nutrition as Take Home Ration (THR) to all eligible beneficiaries of ICDS for a further period from 15-04-2020 to 03-05-2020 – Permission accorded – Reg

Cooked food and THR to be provided at AWC or delivered at home

2020-04-15 01:50:44
2020/04/14CircularHM&FW Department – Containment, Control and Prevention of COVID – 19 – Extension of “LOCKDOWN” till 3rd May 2020 in the state of Andhra Pradesh under Disaster Management Act, 2005 – Orders – Issued

All state/UTs to comply with the guidelines

2020-04-14 01:49:58
2020/04/06CircularDepartment for Women, Children, Differently Abled & Senior Citizens – COVID-19 – Directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in W.P(Civil) No. 4 of 2020 in the ”matter of Ïn Re Contagion of COVID-19 virus in Children Protection Homes – Measures needs to be taken to prevent Corona (COVID-19) – Orders – Issued

Resume Anganwadi services outside containment zones while complying with health and safety protocols at AWCs.

2020-04-06 01:48:30
2020/03/23CircularDepartment of Women, Children, differently abled & Senior citizens – Providing supplementary Nutrition to children 6-72 months, Pregnant Women and Lactating mothers as Take Home Ration (THR) up to 31-03-20 – Permission accorded – Orders – Issued

Anganwadi Centres to be opened outside containment zones following standard operation procedures.

2020-03-23 01:45:42

Assam

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/08/27AssessmentResponse to COVID-19 Crisis: Observations from communities in Assam

Observation on State and Central government’s response, understand the awareness on COVID-19 and suggestions to enhance the reach are reported

2021-08-27 03:15:11
2021/06/01CircularSocial Welfare Department, Assam – Intensifying Remote Sensitization and Supportive Supervision for Continuity of Essential Nutrition Services in context of COVID-19

Directions to ensure continued service delivery of essential nutrition interventions through alternative mechanisms. ‘Mentors for Nutrition’ are to lead this exercise.

2021-06-01 08:18:51
2021/05/24CircularDirectorate of Social Welfare, Assam -Continuity of Essential Nutrition Services in context of COVID-19 and Floods

For ongoing nutritional services, five key intervention areas are outlines:

  1. Monthly growth monitoring and screening for SAM
  2. Community-based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  3. Continuity of IFA supplementation among adolescent girls
  4. Counseling on Maternal Infant Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN)
  5. Strict implementation of Infant Milk Substitute Act in flood and COVID19 situation
2021-05-24 07:52:09
2020/10/14CircularRegarding implementation of Vitamin A biannual round

Provide Vitamin A supplementation during the bi-annual round from 1-30 November 2020

2020-10-14 02:15:23
2020/09/14CircularIdentification and tracking of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition/ Severely undernourishment during POSHAN Maah 2020 and uploading of data in the RRS Portal

 

  • Continue growth monitoring and SAM screening
  • Refer SAM children with complications to NRC
  • Upload data on ICDS-CAS

 

2020-09-14 02:13:58
2020/08/17CircularSocial Welfare Department, Assam: Continuity of Essential Nutrition services in the context of COVID-19.

Findings from a study on the gaps in service delivery. Recommended following these steps:

  • Continue growth monitoring and SAM screening
  • Provide additional THR to severely underweight children; refer SAM children with complications to NRC
  • AWWs to deliver IFA tablets to all adolescent girls through home delivery
  • AWWs to provide nutrition counselling through home visits and THR distribution visits and telephonic calls

 

2020-08-17 02:13:00
2020/08/12CircularDistribution of IFA to out of school children during COVID-19 situation

AWWs to distribute IFA tablets to out of school children

2020-08-12 02:12:10
2020/07/30AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #6

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State, including a helpful snapshot of situation and key responses

2020-07-30 02:11:16
2020/07/16AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #5

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State, including a helpful snapshot of situation and key responses

2020-07-16 02:10:23
2020/07/04AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #4

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State

2020-07-04 02:09:29
2020/06/26AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #3

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, giving an update on the flooding situation; the second wave of floods in Assam this year

2020-06-26 02:08:38
2020/06/11CircularFunctionalization of NRCs

All NRCs to be functional

2020-06-11 02:07:42
2020/06/10GuidanceInfant feeding during emergencies like floods, earthquakes, epidemics and others

Promote children to be breastfed during emergencies

2020-06-10 02:06:42
2020/06/10CircularDistribution of IFA to out of school children during COVID-19 situation

AWWs to distribute IFA tablets to out of school children

2020-06-10 02:05:53
2020/06/10CircularDistribution of IFA with mid day meal ration for students during COVID-19 situation

Distribute IFA tablets with mid-day meal ration for students

2020-06-10 02:04:59
2020/05/30AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #2

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State

2020-05-30 02:03:52
2020/05/26AssessmentAssam (India) Floods 2020 situation report #1

Report on the Impact of Assam floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State

2020-05-26 02:02:59
2020/05/26CircularNutrition Creatives for adolescents on COVID-19

Infographics for adolescent nutrition

2020-05-26 02:02:03
2020/04/29CircularReinforcing optimal Infant and Young Child Nutrition behaviours during COVID-19

Promote age-appropriate breastfeeding and complementary feeding

2020-04-29 02:01:00
2020/04/28CircularPrecautionary measures and IEC material regarding COVID-19

Information on nutrition for baby, breast-feeding mother with COVID-19 symptoms and improving immunity in diet to be shared with all ICDS functionaries up to AWC level through email/ WhatsApp group.

2020-04-28 01:59:57
2020/04/24GuidanceRegarding maintenance of non essential services

Comprehensive guidance for enabling delivery of essential health services for non COVID-19 cases by MoFHW:

  • ASHAs/AWWs to provide 3 months’ supply for boys and girls during home visits. IFA and calcium tablets to be provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. Availability of IFA and calcium tablets to be ensured during PNC period.
  • ANC to be provided on walk in basis at the SHC level with physical distancing norms.
  • Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. Immunization at facilities for walk-in beneficiaries; fixed site vaccination through outreach services can be implemented where restrictions allow.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and home based follow up, if required.
  • Ensure safe institutional deliveries; due list of EDD of pregnant women maintained at SHC; each pregnant woman to be linked with a health facility.
  • Promotion of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and Kangaroo Mother Care during home visits.
  • ANM/CHO to assess health of women and new-borns via home visits in case of home deliveries
  • Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization.
  • List of operational Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care centres to be kept at peripheral facilities where high-risk pregnancies and women with complications are to be shifted.
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation.
  • NRC to be operational.
  • Ensure adequate supply of ORS and Amoxicillin at SHC.
  • HBYC to be conducted through teleconsultation by ASHAs.
  • Suspension of VHSNDs.
  • Home visits: ASHAs to provide follow-up care to all beneficiaries in a single household or Mohalla in one visit

 

2020-04-24 01:58:07
2020/04/24CircularContinuation of essential services to mother and child2020-04-24 01:57:15
2020/04/22CircularRegarding Orientation training on COVID-19 and responsibilities of ICDS field functionaries

Resume pre-school education at AWC in small groups of children. Encourage online pre-school education using satellite telecast and sharing lessons through mobile network

2020-04-22 01:56:21
2020/03/30GuidanceProvision of emergency food and nutrition services during COVID-19

Conduct CBE in-person in small groups and for short durations or virtually through audio/video

2020-03-30 01:55:25
2020/03/23CircularOrders by governor of Assam: Assam COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under Epidemics Act, 1897 for prevention and containment of COVID19

Counsel beneficiaries on maternal, infant and young childcare and feeding during home visits, VHSNDs, video/telephone calls and WhatsApp messages

2020-03-23 01:54:20
2020/03/16CircularOrders by the governor: Closure of Anganwadi centres

Conduct growth monitoring during VHSND or home visits

2020-03-16 01:52:53

Bihar

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/07/08AssessmentBihar Floods Situation Update, UNICEF2021-07-08 13:10:48
2021/02/02CircularBihar Mid Day Meal Guidelines till March 21

In relation to transferring of funds to beneficiaries of mid-day meal as the schools were closed to stop the spread of CORONA

2021-02-02 06:01:50
2020/09/18JudgementBihar HC judgement on child rights2020-09-18 09:16:03
2020/09/07GuidanceRegarding Poshan abhiyan activities in september 2020

Guidelines provided on conducting the following under Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • Food and nutrition e-quiz
  • Meme making competition on food and nutrition

 

2020-09-07 19:33:32
2020/09/03CircularPoshan maah guidance from ICDS- Detailed statement of activities to be done in September 2020 under Poshan Maah

 

  • Establishment of Nutrition Counselling Desk to counsel on maternal, child and household nutrition, to provide information on care and educational activities for children up to 6 years of age, and information on MKUY and PMMVY schemes.
  • Use e-rickshaw, tempo or rikshaw, loudspeakers and banners to provide audio-based nutrition counselling.
  • Write slogans on prominent walls to spread nutrition awareness in the community.
  • Conduct plantation drive at AWCs with important plants including papaya, guava and lemon along with spreading the message of eating nutritious food
  • Conduct Convergence Action Plan meetings
  • AWWs to create WhatsApp groups with all beneficiaries and their LS to share counselling messages and nutrition and ECCE-related videos and resolve their health and nutrition-related concerns.
  • Conduct home visits of pregnant women and children to provide health, nutrition counselling including on antenatal care, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, information on PMMVY scheme
  • Provide information on conducting ECCE activities at home including instructions for parents to give a missed call on a specific government phone number to receive an audio of a story for their children and instructions for sharing and uploading paintings by children.
  • Measure the weight of children during their home visits and provide appropriate counselling. Malnourished children to be assessed by ANMs during VHSNDs to refer them for home, health facility or NRC-based care.
  • Conduct community-based events including Godhbharai.

 

2020-09-03 09:10:43
2020/09/03CircularPoshan maah guidance from ICDS

Upload data regarding Poshan Maah activities on the Jan Andolan dashboard.

2020-09-03 09:07:53
2020/09/01CircularHealth guidance for Poshan Maah

Following to be conducted under Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • Identification, referral and management of SAM children – ASHAs and AWWs to identify malnourished children through weight, height and MUAC of children, visible wasting, bilateral oedema and feeding complications; ANM to assess severely underweight children for medical complications at VHSNDs or health facilities. Refer and manage children appropriately according to their identification including referral SAM children with medical complications to NRCs.
  • Breastfeeding counselling – during ANC, delivery, immunization and home visits
  • HBNC by ASHAs
  • Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight – ASHAs to mobilize beneficiaries during home visits
  • National Deworming Program – ASHAs to mobilize beneficiaries during home visits
  • Vitamin A supplementation program – ASHAs to mobilize beneficiaries during home visits
  • IFA supplementation or Anemia Mukt Bharat – Provide IFA supplements to children, adolescents and pregnant women
  • Immunization covering unreached population – Mobilize beneficiaries for immunization at a fixed site.
  • Conduct VHSND

 

2020-09-01 09:06:10
2020/08/14GuidanceGuidelines for conducting intensive diarrhea control

Detailed guidelines provided for conducting Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight from 16-29 September 2020 for children up to 5 years of age

2020-08-14 09:04:15
2020/07/28AssessmentBihar Floods Situation Report #1

Report on the Impact of Bihar floods 2020 by UNICEF, providing the latest update on the situation and ongoing responses to the evolving floods situation in Assam State

2020-07-28 09:02:45
2020/06/30AssessmentPopulation Council: Findings from COVID-19 Research Studies- COVID-19 Risk, Access to Nutrition and Health Services by Niranjan Saggurti2020-06-30 07:14:36
2020/06/30AssessmentPopulation Council: Mental health symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown

Study implemented by Population Council Institute on COVID-19 knowledge attitudes and practices

2020-06-30 05:50:16
2020/06/12CircularICDS benefits to children in Shelter homes etc

Provide all ICDS services to children at Shelter Homes

2020-06-12 08:59:54
2020/06/12CircularDBT for THR to the accounts of Beneficiaries from June 2020

Guidelines regarding providing Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) instead of THR for children 6-59 months old, pregnant women and lactating women.

2020-06-12 08:27:58
2020/06/11CircularDBT for THR to the accounts of Beneficiaries from June 2020

Provide Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) instead of THR for children 6-59 months old, pregnant women and lactating women.

2020-06-11 08:58:43
2020/06/07GuidanceContinuation of AMB services

ASHAs to provide IFA to children 6-59 months old, children 5-9 years old, 10-19 years old school-going adolescent boys and girls, 10-19 years old out-of-school adolescent girls, women of reproductive age (20-24 years old), pregnant women and lactating women.

2020-06-07 08:57:15
2020/06/03GuidanceReference to provision of services for adolescent health programs under RMNCAH+N during and after the epidemic

Continue providing services under RMNCAH+N to adolescents including Yuva Clinic (Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic), Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) and Peer Educator. During lockdown related restrictions of school and AWC closures, under WIFS, ASHAs should home deliver 15 tablets to 10-19 years old school-going adolescent girls and explain how to consume them. AWWs to home deliver IFA supplements to out-of-school girls and counsel about its consumption.
This guidance also includes information on the supply chain pertaining to raising demand for IFA by AWWs and ASHAs through their departmental routes.

2020-06-03 08:35:06
2020/06/02GuidanceGuidance regarding provision of services related to child health related program under RMCAH+N during COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines received from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding RMNCAH+N services

  • Referral and admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued. Routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation in containment and buffer zones, whereas all services for the care of sick new-born to continue as per guidelines.
  • HBNC: In containment & buffer zone- HBNC through teleconsultation; health workers to utilize COVID-related home visits to provide HBNC services. In beyond buffer & green zones- continue HBNC visits by ASHAs
  • Referral, management and treatment of sick SAM children at NRCs.
  • Health workers conducting home visits for COVID-19 work should also enquire about children’s health and nutrition and if required provide essential services.

 

2020-06-02 19:29:27
2020/06/02CircularICDS Circular on Home Visit by AWW

DPOs and CDPOs to conduct beneficiary home visits with AWWs to spread awareness about COVID19 and monitor receipt of six ICDS services by beneficiaries, including migrant families. DPOs and CDPOs to monitor MKUY, PMMVY, CAS and registration of migrant families at AWC.

2020-06-02 08:34:09
2020/05/29GuidanceIn relation to the services provided related to maternal health and nutrition (VHSND)

Guidelines given by central government for resumption of regular health services

  • In containment & buffer zone- VHND not to be conducted. In areas beyond buffer zones- restricted VHNDs (5 attendants at a time) to be conducted.
  • Provision of ANC and PNC services through outreach sessions in all areas except containment and buffer zones, where pregnant women and children to be called in multiple fixed timeslots. ASHA should inform all the beneficiaries one day prior to the VHND to come during assigned time slots. ANC in containment & buffer zones to be provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities.
  • ANM to provide COVID-19 related information to beneficiaries.
  • Provide ANC and PNC health check-up to women with necessary precautions.
  • Identify and refer high risk pregnancies and severely malnourished pregnant women to health centres.
  • Provide IFA, calcium and Albendazole tablets to pregnant women in their third trimester.
  • Provide IFA and calcium tablets to lactating women.
  • ASHAs to provide counselling to pregnant women including nutrition and COVID-19 related information during home visits.
  • Follow-up with pregnant women whose EDD is nearby and send them to nearby health centres for delivery.
  • Provide counselling on early initiation of breastfeeding (within one hour of delivery) to pregnant women in their third trimester.
2020-05-29 08:31:33
2020/05/11CircularICDS Services during COVID

Provide THR to beneficiaries as before. Provide dry ration including rice, dal, gudd and milk powder to children 3-6 years of age, instead of providing cash for their hot-cooked meals.

2020-05-11 08:30:13
2020/05/11GuidanceGuidelines regarding use of grant item by state finance commission for management of Corona epidemic

Additional action to be taken by Gram panchayats in continuation of guidelines issued by fifth state finance commission

2020-05-11 08:29:00
2020/05/05CircularCAS Reporting on ICDS Services during Lockdown

Details of supplementary nutrition distributed by the AWWs to be uploaded in the ICDS-CAS application. Upload photographs of distribution or photographs of receipts onto the ICDS-CAS.

2020-05-05 08:26:30
2020/04/30GuidanceRegular Vaccination and VHSND related work

Guidelines for outreach sessions of VHNDs and immunization: in containment & buffer zone- not conducted; in areas beyond buffer zones- conduct restricted sessions (5 attendants at a time) following necessary protective measures for prevention of COVID-19 infection.

2020-04-30 07:55:09
2020/04/29GuidanceInstructions for preparedness of floods and water borne diseases

Guidelines for preparation to deal with floods and water borne diseases.

2020-04-29 07:53:17
2020/04/17GuidanceGuidelines on breast feeding and child feeding practices (IYCF) during COVID-19

Counselling on early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding and continued breastfeeding to be provided by FLWs.

2020-04-17 07:52:11
2020/04/11GuidanceRegarding guidelines on maternal health services

 

  • ANC services to be provided to pregnant women at health facilities. Ambulance to be provided for ANC services for high-risk pregnancies.
  • IFA, calcium and Albendazole tablets to be certainly to pregnant women in second trimester during ANC.
  • Safe institutional deliveries to be ensured; due list of Estimated Delivery Date (EDD) of pregnant women to be maintained at health facilities; daily check-up of pregnant women to be conducted in the prior one week before EDD, each pregnant woman to be linked with a health facility.
  • ASHAs to conduct home visits of soon-to-deliver pregnant women to discuss their institutional delivery plan.

 

2020-04-11 07:46:04
2020/04/08GuidanceGuidelines for prevention of infection of COVID-19 at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRC)

Guidelines for prevention of infection of COVID-19 at Nutrition Rehabilitation centres (NRC)

2020-04-08 07:44:52
2020/04/01CircularRegarding distribution of 5 kg of rice under PMGKY for the month of April

5 kg of free food grains made available to the poor under PMGKY

2020-04-01 07:43:32
2020/03/31GuidanceNutrition Rehabilitation centres (NRC) Preparedness in Response to COVID-19

Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres to be operated following necessary precautions.

2020-03-31 07:41:52
2020/03/16GuidanceRevised guidelines for the activities taken under Nutrition Fortnight (Poshan Pakwada) in view of Corona virus infection

 

  • Closure of Anganwadi centres until 31.03.2020
  • AWWs to conduct home visits to provide counselling on nutrition, sanitation, family planning and prevention from coronavirus, and information on schemes including PMMVY and Kishori Baalika Yojana
  • Conduct Annaprashan and Godhbharai during home visits of targeted beneficiaries.
  • Data on home visits to be updated daily on ICDS-CAS

 

2020-03-16 07:40:37
2020/03/14CircularRegarding transfer of amount equivalent to mid-day meal to beneficiary children during closure of Anganwadi

Due to the closure of anganwadi the amount equivalent to mid day meal is transferred to the beneficiary child/guardian account

2020-03-14 08:30:07
2020/03/14CircularOperational guidelines for Anganwadis to prevent the spread of corona virus

Closure of Anganwadi centres until further notice.
Doorstep delivery of THR to beneficiaries if the supply for March has already been bought. Delivery of food items instead of hot-cooked meals for eligible beneficiaries wherever food supply has been bought. Cash to be provided to eligible beneficiaries instead of hot-cooked meals in cases where food supply has not been bought.

2020-03-14 07:38:32
2020/03/13CircularRegarding transfer of amount equivalent to mid-day meal to beneficiary children during closure of Anganwadi

Provide Direct Beneficiary Transfer (DBT) of food security allowance in lieu of mid-day meal to school children or their guardians.

2020-03-13 07:37:11
2020/03/03OtherNutrition Partners’ Alliance Meeting minutes on COVID-19 Sensitive Nutrition response in Bihar

Coordination meeting on COVID-19 sensitive nutrition interventions and continuity of essential nutrition and health services post lockdown

2020-03-03 07:34:36

Chhattisgarh

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/08/27AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of November 2021.

2021-08-27 08:33:06
2021/08/25GuidanceRegarding guidelines related to breastfeeding and baby food (IYCF) during COVID-19

To follow guidelines regarding prevention of infection and for continuation of breastfeeding and nutrition of newborns and infants in the state

2021-08-25 14:07:44
2021/07/01AssessmentReport on assessment of essential nutrition services in Chhattisgarh during second wave of covid 19 pandemic

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted during the period from 28th May to 8th June’ 2021

2021-07-01 12:54:18
2021/06/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of May 2021.

2021-06-01 12:20:20
2021/05/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of April 2021.

2021-05-01 14:32:17
2021/04/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of March 2021.

2021-04-01 14:30:49
2021/03/22CircularDeputy Secretary, Government of Chhatisgarh, WCD: Operational guidelines of AWCs during COVID-19 pandemic

Instructions for operationalising AWCs and its activities in the state, during COVID-19

2021-03-22 14:04:10
2021/03/22CircularSecretary, Government of Chhatisgarh, WCD: Regarding organizing weight festival

Letter to Collector: Main facts related to organizing the weight festival from 07 July to 16 July 2021

2021-03-22 14:03:03
2021/03/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of February 2021.

2021-03-01 14:29:05
2021/02/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of January 2021.

2021-02-01 14:19:58
2021/01/17CircularDirectorate WCD, Chhatisgarh: Regarding organizing weight festival

Weight festival is to be organized from 07 July to 16 July 2021 in all Anganwadi centres, as per the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

2021-01-17 13:59:55
2021/01/01AssessmentStatus Report of Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Chhattisgarh

Report based on a telephonic assessment conducted by SCoE-SAM, AIIMS, Raipur to assess the status of functioning of NRCs during the month of December 2020.

2021-01-01 14:17:31
2020/05/27CircularRegarding supply of iron and folic acid (Wifs) to health department

Stocks available at school are to be submitted to medical officer/ANM or nodal teacher who is incharge

2020-05-27 08:35:03
2020/05/12OtherCALL TO ACTION for nutrition partners in Chhattisgarh

Recommendations from development nutrition partners alliance termed ‘NIRMAN’.

2020-05-12 14:06:26
2020/05/04CircularRegarding supply of iron and folic acid (Wifs) to health department

Stocks available at school are to be submitted to medical officer/ANM or nodal teacher who is incharge

2020-05-04 13:56:54
2020/04/30AssessmentChhattisgarh: Nutrition Related Service Continuity – Assessment during the COVID-19 Related Lockdown

Report on the third round of assessment of essential nutrition related services by Government of Chhattisgarh conducted during 22-26 April 2020

2020-04-30 13:56:02
2020/04/30AssessmentAn assessment on the status of nutrition services, behaviours, practices and activities in districts in Chhattisgarh state in context of COVID 19

A report on the assessment of services by UNICEF Raipur office in the account of lockdown state from 20-30th April

2020-04-30 13:54:39
2020/04/28GuidanceRegarding guidelines for providing vaccination services during COVID-19 pandemic

Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. In containment & buffer zones- on demand only to walk-in beneficiaries at health facility without active mobilization. In areas beyond buffer zones- through restricted outreach services (5 attendants at a time). In non-infected zones – through outreach sessions with social distancing.

2020-04-28 13:28:20
2020/04/15GuidanceRegarding guidelines for providing nutritious food under mukhyamantri suposhan abhiyan in the lockdown period

Instructions issued for providing dry ration for a period of 21 days in the lockdown period to the beneficieries under mukyamantri suposhan abhiyan

2020-04-15 13:26:37
2020/04/15GuidanceRegarding guidelines of providing nutritional food during lockdown

Dry ration to be provided as an alternative to hot cooked meals to beneficiaries under CG Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan.

2020-04-15 13:24:33
2020/04/15CircularPrevention and control of infection of corona virus

Ready-to-eat packaged food to be provided to pregnant women as an alternative to hot cooked meals.

2020-04-15 13:22:41
2020/04/08OtherMinutes of partner meeting NIRMAN on preparation for COVID emergency

The main objective of the meeting was to provide update on their work and support extended to government in the context of lockdown due to COVID-19 and get learnings on how the nutrition challenges were being addressed in this emergency.

2020-04-08 13:18:12
2020/04/07GuidanceMaternal health service guidelines

Guidelines to not neglect pregnant women care and provide all the necessary services during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-07 13:16:00
2020/04/06CircularRegarding prevention of infection of novel corona virus along with Anaemia Mukt Bharat related activities

IFA for children 3-6 years old, children 5-9 years old, adolescent boy and girls (10-19 years old), pregnant and lactating women to be provided by ANMs & ASHAs during home visits.

2020-04-06 13:14:08
2020/04/03OtherSuggestions on initiating key nutrition interventions by ICDS during and after lockdown

UNICEF suggested 9 measures to address the nutritional services of children and women during and after the lockdown period

2020-04-03 13:10:57
2020/04/02GuidanceRegarding guidelines for control and prevention of infection of corona virus in Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRC)

Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres to be operated following necessary precautions.

2020-04-02 13:06:45
2020/04/02GuidanceGuidelines related to vaccination during COVID-19

Continue the provision of immunization at fixed site. Use special places like schools/Panchayats if needed for sessions

2020-04-02 13:00:38
2020/03/31AssessmentStatus of NRCs across Chhattisgarh during CoVID-19 emergency

Report based on the findings from survey of 87 NRCs in March 2020 was documented

2020-03-31 14:10:32
2020/03/31GuidanceRegarding better and smooth implementation of necessary health services

Guidelines for smooth implementation of maternal health, institutional delivery, child health, vaccination, prevention from other infectious diseases and other emergency services like surgery. Continue the provision of immunization at a fixed site.

2020-03-31 14:01:18
2020/03/23CircularOrder from office of Collector and District magistrate

Order to adopt the use of strict social segregate measures necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19

2020-03-23 13:59:20
2020/03/21CircularOrder regarding prevention and control of corona virus infection

Order regarding the closure of Anganwadi centres and provision of ready to eat foods an alternative to hot cooked meals to malnourished children in 3-6 years of age

2020-03-21 13:54:31
2020/03/20CircularRegarding continuation of regular health service activities and training under health department

To continue regular health services (immunization, maternal child health, disease control etc) and training activities under the health department with precautions

2020-03-20 13:50:09
2020/03/20CircularRegarding the supply of food grains to the school children in place of mid day meal

Provision of dry ration supply for 40 days to the children of primary and upper primary schools.

2020-03-20 13:47:54
2020/03/19CircularRegarding supply of food grains to the school children under mid-day meal scheme, as the schools were closed due to the prevention of corona virus

Provision of dry ration supply for 40 days to the children of primary and upper primary schools.

2020-03-19 13:26:45
2020/03/13CircularIn relation to prevention and control of infection with novel corona virus (COVID-19)

Keeping in the view of the pandemic situation malnourished children between 03-06 years of age of Anganwadi must be provided with 125 gram ready to eat food daily and 750 gram as ready to eat packet as THR to the remaining beneficiaries

2020-03-13 13:56:11
2020/03/13CircularOrder regarding prevention and control of corona virus infection

Closure of Anganwadi centres. Provision of ready-to-eat THR as an alternative to hot cooked meals for children 3-6 years of age.

2020-03-13 13:21:37
2020/03/13CircularOrder regarding prevention and control of corona virus infection

Closure of Anganwadi centres until 31 March 2020. Provision of ready-to-eat THR for beneficiaries and postponement of Poshan Pakhwada.

2020-03-13 13:13:42

Gujarat

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2020/10/13CircularStrengthening of MAA/IYCF Program at Facility and Field Level across Districts”

Counselling of beneficiaries on early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, continued breastfeeding and complementary feeding

2020-10-13 16:44:19
2020/09/03CircularKMGA- CMAM Programme2020-09-03 16:42:00
2020/08/27CircularWebinar for RPA/PA Nutrition, Nutritionist and Nutrition Assistant at CMTC-NRC regarding Feeding Protocol at CMTC-NRC and Nutrition Programs Review.2020-08-27 16:40:34
2020/08/24CircularIFA supplements under Anaemia Mukt Bharat as per guidelines by MoHFW

Continue to provide IFA supplements as per existing guidelines under Anemia Mukt Bharat

2020-08-24 16:38:42
2020/08/13CircularReady to use F 75 & F 100 Distribution- CMTC-NRC2020-08-13 16:37:24
2020/08/04CircularWebinar for RPA/PA Nutrition, Nutritionist and Nutrition Assistant (NHM funded CMTC-NRC) regarding Management of children with SAM at CMTC-NRC during COVID19 and NDD august’20 round2020-08-04 16:36:12
2020/06/24CircularTechnical Advisory Committee Meeting for Nutrition Programme2020-06-24 16:34:28
2020/05/20CircularCMTC-NRC Functional2020-05-20 16:33:09
2020/05/02CircularProcurement of NIPI medicines2020-05-02 16:31:55
2020/04/30CircularCMTC-NRC Functional Instructions2020-04-30 16:30:37
2020/04/22CircularNHM: MCH Services2020-04-22 16:29:04
2020/04/14GuidanceGuidelines on COVID-19

Comprehensive guidance for enabling delivery of essential health services for non COVID-19 cases by MoFHW:

  • ASHAs/AWWs to provide 3 months’ supply for boys and girls during home visits. IFA and calcium tablets to be provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. Availability of IFA and calcium tablets to be ensured during PNC period.
  • ANC to be provided on walk in basis at the SHC level with physical distancing norms.
  • Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. Immunization at facilities for walk-in beneficiaries; fixed site vaccination through outreach services can be implemented where restrictions allow.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and home based follow up, if required.
  • Ensure safe institutional deliveries; due list of EDD of pregnant women maintained at SHC; each pregnant woman to be linked with a health facility.
  • Promotion of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and Kangaroo Mother Care during home visits.
  • ANM/CHO to assess health of women and new-borns via home visits in case of home deliveries
  • Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization.
  • List of operational Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care centres to be kept at peripheral facilities where high-risk pregnancies and women with complications are to be shifted.
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation.
  • NRC to be operational.
  • Ensure adequate supply of ORS and Amoxicillin at SHC.
  • HBNC visited to be continued as per schedule while following all precautions by ASHAs.
  • HBYC to be conducted through teleconsultation by ASHAs.
  • Suspension of VHSNDs.
  • Home visits: ASHAs to provide follow-up care to all beneficiaries in a single household or Mohalla in one visit

 

2020-04-14 16:27:34
2020/04/08CircularUNICEF support for different activities for nutrition support in the context of COVID 19.2020-04-08 16:26:10
2020/04/05CircularSeverely Malnourished (SAM) children amid COVID-19 epidemic

 

  • Growth monitoring has been stopped since lockdown, 23rd March 2020. AWWs instructed to follow up with underweight children as per March data.
  • NRC operational now. Earlier, NRCs had closed due to lockdown and the admitted children were discharged after counselling the mothers on care, feeding practices and hygiene. The critical children with SAM were admitted in the paediatric ward.

 

2020-04-05 16:19:28
2020/03/31CircularLetter of Deputy Collector, Mid-day Meal Scheme, Banaskantha-Palanpur

Order to stop education work in primary schools and pay the amount to the children for food grains from 15-03-20 to 26-03-20

2020-03-31 14:26:20
2020/03/26CircularRegarding postponement of educational work in Anganwadi centres

Closure of Anganwadi centres extended until 14-04-20

2020-03-26 14:24:45
2020/03/24CircularReference to the closure of Anganwadis in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Door-step delivery of THR (supply for two weeks starting from 18th March 2020) for children 3-6 years, as an alternative to hot-cooked meals.
  • Provision of THR for pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls as per schedule. Related data to be updated on ICDS-CAS by AWWs.
2020-03-24 14:22:07
2020/03/23GuidanceTreatment of Malnourished children at CMTC/NRC

Guidelines for treatment of malnourished children at CMTC/NRC.

2020-03-23 14:21:00
2020/03/23GuidanceDeclaration from Home Ministry, Gujarat

Lockdown guidelines were issued in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19

2020-03-23 14:19:07
2020/03/21GuidanceActivities for survey COVID-19 by Anganwadi workers, Helper Regarding

Guidelines for Anganwadi workers regarding precautionary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19

2020-03-21 14:17:37
2020/03/18CircularCircular from secretary, General Administration Department, Gujarat

Instruction for Anganwadi workers to distribute THR with necessary precautions

2020-03-18 14:16:02
2020/03/16CircularPostponement of educational work in Angawadi centres of the state

All the Anganwadi centres in the state will be closed from 16-03-20 to 26-03-20

2020-03-16 14:15:01
2020/03/13CircularCircular from principal secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare
  • AWCs are closed since 23rd March 2020 due to COVID-19.
  • AWWs have been instructed to provide THR at the doorsteps of the beneficiary.
  • AWWs have been instructed to do home visits of all children, antenatal and postnatal mothers, and adolescent girls for counselling about care during COVID-19 and feeding practices with all precautions and care during COVID-19.
2020-03-13 14:13:31
2020/03/02CircularAMB- Joint letter by Health and Education for Adolescents2020-03-02 14:12:09
2020/02/18CircularMonitoring of Screening of SAM Children bv Command & control cell of GVK EMRI2020-02-18 14:11:18
2020/02/04CircularCMAM Implementation and Monitoring2020-02-04 14:09:57
2020/01/13CircularStrengthening of HMIS for Anemia Mukt Bharat Indicators.2020-01-13 14:07:53

Jharkhand

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/10/01AssessmentSave the Children: Baseline survey report- Jharkhand2021-10-01 08:52:47
2021/07/16AssessmentPublic Hearing & Policy Dialogue, 2021 on Integrated Child Development Services in Jharkhand2021-07-16 09:39:54
2021/07/13OtherNHRC notice to the Centre and the Government of Jharkhand over a media report alleging 55% beneficiaries not getting nutrition under the ICDS in 159 blocks of the State2021-07-13 09:23:29
2021/06/02GuidanceNational Health Mission, Jharkhand – In association with coordination during Jharkhand Matri Shishu Swasthya avam Poshan Maah (JMSSPM) (Hindi)

Guidelines for Vitamin A monitoring

  • Includes monitoring checklist form.
2021-06-02 08:34:23
2021/05/20GuidanceGuidelines for the organisation of Jharkhand Maternal Child health and Nutrition (Poshan) month2021-05-20 07:58:00
2021/05/19CircularIYCF- IMS Act Guidelines2021-05-19 08:21:07
2021/05/19CircularJharkhand rural health mission committee: Ensuring compliance with the guidelines relating to Breastfeeding and Infant feeding (IYCF) and the IMS Act at all levels during COVID-192021-05-19 07:42:40
2021/05/18CircularAMB Guidelines on the community based distribution of IFA supplements2021-05-18 07:51:51
2021/05/13CircularMaternal Nutrition Score Card2021-05-13 08:00:51
2021/05/07AssessmentJOHAR POSHAN : Supportive Supervision Analysis Report, West Singhbhum.2021-05-07 07:46:12
2021/05/04AssessmentNHM, UNICEF: Status of Malnutrition Treatment Centres across Jharkhand during CoVID-19 Pandemic (as on 4th May 2021)2021-05-04 07:54:15
2021/05/04CircularJharkhand Health Mission: Ensure effective operations of Malnutrition treatment centers during COVID-192021-05-04 07:38:35
2021/04/18AssessmentNHM, UNICEF: Malnutrition Treatment Centre (MTC) Performance Ranking, Quarter 4 (January-March 2021)2021-04-18 07:49:06
2021/03/01AssessmentAMB Key Performance Indicator Score-card (April 2019 to February 2020)2021-03-01 08:07:27
2020/09/10CircularIMS ACT letter for stakeholders

Guidelines to promote exclusive breastfeeding and ensure compliance to the IMS Act of not using infant milk substitutes.

2020-09-10 07:33:16
2020/05/07GuidanceRegarding distribution of IFA tablets under Anaemia Mukt Bharat scheme during Corona epidemic

IFA to be provided to children 6-59 months old, children 5-9 years old, adolescent girls and boys (10-19 years old) during home visits. It also notes that guidelines for distribution of IFA to pregnant and lactating women has been specified in an earlier document dated 14 April 2020.

2020-05-07 07:31:08
2020/05/01CircularRegarding distribution of 4 crore IFA (Pink) tablet

Supply of IFA tablets for 3 months to be provided during home visit to children 5-9 years old

2020-05-01 07:25:03
2020/05/01GuidanceRegarding functioning of Malnutrition Treatment Centres during COVID-19 lockdown

All Malnutrition Treatment Centres to be operational

2020-05-01 07:21:18
2020/05/01GuidanceGuidelines regarding Infant and Young Child Feeding during COVID-19
  • Guidelines issued to continue early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding, and complementary feeding and continued breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Guidelines issued to continue skin-to-skin contact and Kangaroo Mother Care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-01 07:10:43
2020/04/30CircularRegarding Central Government sponsored SNP (Take home Ration)

Door-step delivery of THR to be provided by AWWs for children 6 months to 6 years, pregnant women, lactating mothers.

2020-04-30 07:07:22
2020/04/14GuidanceTraining of NRC staff on response and control measures on COVID-19

Training material on Prevention and control measures of COVID-19 were made available

2020-04-14 05:19:13
2020/04/14OtherPartners Meeting Jharkhand Agenda

Discussion on the current situation, challenges and prioritize actions to overcome COVID-19 effects on nutrition

2020-04-14 02:39:52
2020/04/11GuidanceRegarding prevention and control of infection of Corona virus in Malnutrition Treatment Centres

Preventative steps against COVID-19 to be taken at Malnutrition Treatment Centres.

2020-04-11 02:36:02
2020/04/09CircularRegarding participation of all MTC and medical officers at SNCU in online training related to COVID-19

Online training for all MTC and medical staff at SNCU on prevention and control of COVID-19

2020-04-09 02:24:06
2020/03/16GuidanceRegarding prevention and control of infection of COVID-19

Guidelines regarding prevention and control of infection of COVID-19

2020-03-16 05:20:51
2020/03/16GuidanceNotification from MoFHW on guidelines related to COVID-19
  • Pre-school education at AWCs are suspended.
  • Door-step delivery of THR to be provided by AWWs for children 6 months to 6 years, pregnant women, lactating mothers and SAM children.
  • AWWs to counsel beneficiaries on preventative steps against COVID-19 and sanitation.
    Immunization services to be provided.
2020-03-16 02:00:25

Karnataka

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/08/31GuidanceGuidelines for management of Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) Children with COVID-19

Children admitted to COVID-19 under 5 years of age should be screened for SAM and treated appropriately

2021-08-31 05:58:40
2020/05/12CircularProviding guidelines on malnutrition management and care for COVID-19 infected children

Guidelines by VVH-SCoE, BMCRI on management of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age

2020-05-12 09:52:05
2020/05/01AssessmentHighlights of CCL Rural Rapid Assessment Report

Highlights of the quick assessment on food and nutrition security by NLSIU

2020-05-01 09:48:53
2020/04/27CircularVitamin A supplementation programme for children under 5 years

Provision of Vitamin A supplementation at immunization sessions and during home visits, instead of the bi-annual Vitamin A Supplementation program.

2020-04-27 08:52:32
2020/04/23CircularOrder Covid-19 dated: 13-03-20, revised order dated: 20-03-20 and addendum order dated: 21-03-20 bearing same number

Order to follow strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

2020-04-23 08:50:06
2020/04/20GuidanceGuidelines for eating habits of young and infant during COVID-19

Department of Family and Health Welfare issued guidelines on infant and young feeding practices

2020-04-20 08:46:51
2020/04/20AssessmentRapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Food and Nutrition Security in Rural Karnataka

Assessment conducted by Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) on food security situation in KarnatakaAssessment conducted by Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) on food security situation in Karnataka

2020-04-20 08:35:45
2020/04/06CircularHealth check up for pregnant and lactating mothers in construction labour camps/ site
  • Guidelines for medical services to be provided for migrant labour struck in Bengaluru due to lockdown.
  • Mobile Medical Units to conduct health check-up of all pregnant and lactating mothers, infants, and children less than 5 years old at labour sites.
  • Mobile Medical Units (MMU) to conduct ANC, immunization, provide IFA, multi-vitamins for micro-nutritional deficiency, screening for high risk pregnancy at MMU camps. Mobile Medical Units (MMU) to coordinate in hospitalization of pregnant and lactating mothers.
2020-04-06 08:43:56
2020/04/03GuidanceGuidelines for restricting NRC services during COVID-19 outbreak

Guidelines for infection control at NRCs are provided

2020-04-03 08:38:17
2020/03/30GuidanceGuidelines of Infant feeding and COVID-19

Guidelines for health staff and on infant feeding were provided

2020-03-30 08:30:45
2020/03/14GuidanceDeclaration of leave for class 1-9 students to prevent the spread of corona virus and act on mid day meal

Provision of food security allowance to school children in case of non-supply of the entitles quantities of food grains or meals under the Mid-Day Meal scheme.

2020-03-14 08:24:41

Madhya Pradesh

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/07/26GuidanceDepartment of Women and Child Development: Standard Operating Procedures to be followed during provision of Anganwadi services during the COVID-19 pandemic2021-07-26 08:39:53
2021/05/01GuidanceGuide for AWW for telemonitoring

List of questions to be asked by the Anganwadi worker from the mother of malnourished children through the phone.

2021-05-01 06:05:08
2021/05/01AssessmentTelemonitoring of Essential Nutrition Service delivery in the state of Madhya Pradesh2021-05-01 03:21:10
2020/09/17OtherPoshan Mahotsav Brief note for Districts2020-09-17 03:18:17
2020/09/07CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Directive regarding JanAndolan Dashboard updation during Poshan Maah

Data on Poshan Maah related activities to be updated on the Jan Andolan portal.

2020-09-07 03:15:13
2020/09/07CircularWCD, Government of Madhya Pradesh: Regarding the construction of nutrition vessels under Nutrition Month

Construction of ‘Nutri Gardens’ at residential, community, AWC and other official buildings to cultivate nutritious food including green vegetables and fruits. The beneficiaries of these fruits and vegetables can be SAM or severely underweight children, pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls, particularly those who are anaemic.

2020-09-07 03:12:29
2020/09/07CircularWCD, Government of Madhya Pradesh: Guidelines for Community Based Management (C-SAM) of very severely Malnourished children in the state

Conduct the following community-based management of SAM children (C-SAM) activities upload related data on Sampark App

  • AWW/ASHA to conduct monthly screening of SAM children through growth monitoring at Gram Arogya Kendra (GAK) including children of migrant families
  • ANM/AWW to provide medical assessment and referral for treatment (CSAM or NRC) monthly at VHSND
  • AWW to provide additional THR every week
  • ANM to provide medicines or supplementation for pneumonia, antibiotics, deworming, IFA and multivitamins as required during VHSND or home deliveries
  • AWW/ASHA to provide health and nutrition counselling every week during C-SAM sessions and home visits
  • AWW/ASHA to conduct weekly follow-up of SAM children during C-SAM sessions
2020-09-07 03:09:47
2020/09/05CircularWCD, Government of Madhya Pradesh: Innovation under nutrition campaign to conduct nutrition month as a mass activity

Gram Panchayat and community members to support frontline workers during the Poshan Maah including providing nutritious food to families of SAM children, demonstration of preparation of nutritious food, provide health and nutrition counselling.

2020-09-05 03:07:06
2020/09/03CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Regarding Community Based Management of SAM children

Conduct the following community-based management of SAM children (C-SAM) activities upload related data on Sampark App:

  • AWW/ASHA to conduct monthly screening of SAM children through growth monitoring at Gram Arogya Kendra (GAK) including children of migrant families
  • ANM/AWW to provide medical assessment and referral for treatment (CSAM or NRC) monthly at VHSND
  • AWW to provide additional THR every week
  • ANM to provide medicines or supplementation for pneumonia, antibiotics, deworming, IFA and multivitamins as required during VHSND or home deliveries
  • AWW/ASHA to provide health and nutrition counselling every week during C-SAM sessions and home visits
  • AWW/ASHA to conduct weekly follow-up of SAM children during C-SAM sessions
2020-09-03 23:15:48
2020/08/29CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Intensive weight campaign in National Nutrition Month to be held from 1st-30th September under nutrition campaign

Provide the following services of growth monitoring, identification, referral and management of malnourished children during Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • Conduct growth monitoring (weight and height) of children below 5 years of age with necessary precautions. Invite and mobilize caregivers for growth monitoring.
  • Weigh children and women on adult weighing scales. Salter scales are not to be used currently.
  • Upload data in register, CAS App and Sampark App.
  • Refer SAM children with medical complications to NRC.
  • Treat SAM children without medical complications at the family-level. AWWs and ASHAs to conduct regular home visits for such children to provide counselling based on their nutritional status, and other services.
2020-08-29 23:06:46
2020/08/29CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Organising nutrition awareness activities during the nutrition month 2020

Following activities to be conducted under Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • Sensitization through media.
  • Webinars for ICDS staff, pregnant women and mothers, families and adolescent girls on health and nutrition.
  • Spread information through radio.
  • Various community-based events including recipe video competition, poster competition, quiz and essay competition to increase awareness and motivation

 

2020-08-29 23:01:48
2020/06/09GuidanceService Delivery Monitoring Checklist – Data Entry Template (Hindi)2020-06-09 09:09:40
2020/06/02GuidanceNational Health Mission: Guidelines for the management and referral of severely malnourished children
  • List of children who were previously marked as severely underweight or SAM or children who were discharged from SNCU or NRC to be compiled by ASHA/AWW. Nutritional status of these children to be screened by measuring their MUAC at their homes. Other visible signs of malnutrition to be checked for screening of children below 6 months.
  • SAM children with medical complications to be examined by ANM during VHND or immunization sessions.
  • HBYC to be used to identify SAM children, including those from migrant families.
  • Eligible children to be referred to NRC.
  • Caregivers of SAM children without medical complications to be counselled on their care.
  • Incentive of Rs100 to be given to ASHAs for the identification and referral of SAM children.
2020-06-02 22:47:31
2020/05/29CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development, M.P: Guidelines for the essential nutrition services for the migrant children.

 

  • Provide THR to eligible beneficiaries of migrant families. THR to be provided every fortnight with a supply for 15 days.
  • Growth monitoring to be conducted for children 0-5 years at Village Health Centres (Gram Arogya Kendra), while prioritizing underweight, SAM and migrant children. Children to be called to the venue in a staggered manner and social distancing measured to be followed.
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  • Provide THR to eligible beneficiaries of migrant families. THR to be provided every fortnight with a supply for 15 days.
  • Growth monitoring to be conducted for children 0-5 years at Village Health Centres (Gram Arogya Kendra), while prioritizing underweight, SAM and migrant children. Children to be called to the venue in a staggered manner and social distancing measured to be followed.
  • o Counselling on nutritional status to be provided to caregivers using growth charts and growth measurements.
  • Separate WhatsApp groups to be made with beneficiaries of migrant families for provision of services.
  • Immunization session to be organized at Village Health Centres (Gram Arogya Kendra). Beneficiaries to be mobilized to come for immunization in a staggered manner.
  • o Check haemoglobin status of children, including those from migrant families, at immunization sessions.
  • Check haemoglobin status of pregnant women, including those from migrant families, during ANC check-up.
  • Provide IFA and calcium tablets along with counselling on its consumption to pregnant women, including those from migrant families.
  • Maintain continuous contact with pregnant women in third trimester and refer them to a nearby delivery centre.
  • o Provide support to families of high-risk pregnant women in reaching CHCs or District Hospital.
  • Families of underweight and SAM children, including those from migrant families, to be counselled on their health and nutritional status through WhatsApp groups and home visits.
  • WhatsApp group to be created for families, including those from migrant families, with children above 6 months to provide counselling on complementary feeding.
  • IFA supplements for children 5-59 months and children 5-19 years old, including those from migrant families, to be provided every week by AWW or ASHA during home visits.
  • Multi-vitamin supplements for beneficiaries above 10 years of age, including those from migrant families, to be provided by AWW or ASHA during home visits.

 

2020-05-29 17:33:47
2020/05/29GuidanceDirectorate, Women and Child Development, M.P: Delivery of essential nutrition services under anganwadi services during COVID-19.

Guidelines regarding the provision of essential services by AWC

  • Continue to provide THR or ready-to-eat THR at home to children aged 6 months to 6 years, pregnant and lactating women, and out-of-school adolescent girls including eligible beneficiaries of migrant families. Hot cooked meals replaced by THR for children 3-6 years. Underweight and SAM children to be given additional THR. THR to be provided every fortnight with a supply for 15 days. Data to be updated on ICDS-CAS. Families to be counselled on THR consumption through phone calls or home visits.
  • Growth monitoring to be conducted for children 0-5 years at Village Health Centres (Gram Arogya Kendra), while prioritizing underweight, SAM and migrant children. Children to be called to the venue in a staggered manner and social distancing measured to be followed.

Counselling on nutritional status to be provided to caregivers using growth charts and growth measurements.

  • Health check-ups or medical assessments of SAM children during VHSNDs and immunization days.

SAM children with medical complications to be referred to NRCs.

Families of underweight and SAM children to be counselled on their health and nutritional status through WhatsApp groups and home visits.

  • Separate WhatsApp groups to be made with beneficiaries of migrant families for provision of services.
  • Immunization session to be organized at Village Health Centres (Gram Arogya Kendra). Beneficiaries to be mobilized to come for immunization in a staggered manner.

Haemoglobin of children, including those from migrant families, to be checked at immunization sessions.

  • Haemoglobin of pregnant women, including those from migrant families, to be checked during their ANC check-up.
  • Pregnant women, including those from migrant families, to be provided with IFA and calcium tablets along with counselling on its consumption.
  • Maintain continuous contact with pregnant women in the third trimester and refer them to a nearby delivery centre.

Provide support to families of high-risk pregnant women in reaching CHCs or District Hospital.

  • WhatsApp group to be created for families with children above 6 months to provide counselling on complementary feeding.
  • IFA supplements for children 5-59 months and children 5-19 years old to be provided every week by AWW or ASHA during home visits.
  • Multi-vitamin supplements for beneficiaries above 10 years of age to be provided by AWW or ASHA during home visits.
  • WhatsApp groups to be created by AWWs for pregnant women, lactating women, children 6 months to 2 years, children 3-6 years old, out-of-school adolescent girls 11-14 years old to provide counselling and monitor their health and nutrition.
  • AWWs to conduct home visits to provide health and nutrition counselling.

Prioritize the home visits of the following: pregnant women in their third trimester, children who are to be exclusively breastfed, children who are to begin complementary feeding, and malnourished or sick children.

 

2020-05-29 17:20:49
2020/05/12CircularNational Health Mission: Procurement of IFA Supplements

Regarding the availability of IFA syrup, IFA Pink and blue tablets, to ensure successful implementation of Anaemia Mukt Bharat Program.

2020-05-12 16:49:39
2020/05/12CircularNational Health Mission: Reporting of the distribution of IFA and micronutrient supplements.

Distribution of the IFA and micronutrients to be reported by the Asha worker in a register, as per the format attached in the circular.

2020-05-12 06:19:16
2020/05/11CircularDirectorate, Women and child development: Nutrition and health care of the beneficiaries registered in Anganwadi services through WhatsApp group
  • Formation of WhatsApp group consisting of all the beneficiaries (pregnant and lactating women, mothers of the children, families of the adolescent girls), through which supervisors and Anganwadi workers can give counselling and related services and for monitoring.
  • AWWs to check about and provide counselling on continued breastfeeding for malnourished children through home visits and regular phone calls.
  • LS to create WhatsApp groups with families of SAM children and share nutrition-related information.
2020-05-11 16:39:24
2020/05/05GuidanceNational Health Mission: RMNCHA Service Continuity as per Zones
  • Guidelines for the delivery of essential services related to maternal health, immunisation, child health nutrition and NCDs, as per the zone divisions.
  • VHSND organized in green zone areas, rendered on one to one basis.
  • IFA and calcium tablets are also distributed to P&L and adolescents.
  • VHSNDs is not in all the districts because health workers are engaged in survey work.
2020-05-05 16:34:35
2020/04/18GuidanceDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Health and Nutritional care and monitoring of malnourished children.
  • Instructions for the project officer through his supervisor and Anganwadi worker, to strengthen the monitoring.
  • Excess underweight children provided additional quantity of THR.
  • Follow ups of children discharged from NRC. Counselling of their parents by the Anganwadi worker twice a week.
  • Advice on IFA intakes and breastfeeding and complementary feeding.
2020-04-18 16:28:08
2020/04/07OtherDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Digital meeting with JDS, POS, ADS, CDPOs and ICDS Supervisors in collaboration with UNICEF MP

Meeting regarding the safety and prevention of essential department services like Supplementary Nutrition (THR).

2020-04-07 16:26:44
2020/04/04CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Provision of SNP during total lockdown.

On account of closure of Anganwadi centres, supplementary nutritious food is to be delivered to all the AWCs beneficiaries.

2020-04-04 16:23:40
2020/03/31GuidanceNational Health Mission, Child Health Nutrition: Guidelines for the distribution of Multi-vitamin and IFA tablets
  • Continuity of distribution of multi vitamin and IFA supplements.
  • ASHAs/AWWs to provide 3 months’ supply iron and calcium tablets for 10-19 yo boys and girls, 2 months’ supply for women 20-49 yo, 1 months’ supply for pregnant and lactating women, 1-2 months’ supply to infants and children during home visits.
  • Mobile medical units will provide it in containment or buffer zones
2020-03-31 10:13:07
2020/03/27CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Provision of SNP during total lockdown (Hindi)
  • Closure of all Anganwadi centres and mini AWCs till 31st March.
  • THR to be provided at home for the next 3 weeks to children aged 6months to 3years and pregnant/lactating women.
  • Directions/guidelines for providing ready-to-cook food in place of hot-cooked meals during the closure of Anganwadi centers
2020-03-27 07:53:32
2020/03/26GuidanceNational Health Mission: Guidelines for the prevention and control of infection.
  • Instructions for the control and prevention of corona virus in severely malnourished children.
  • NRC is operational but counseling and referral are restricted to emergency cases only.
  • CMAM not operational.
2020-03-26 10:08:49
2020/03/26CircularGovernment of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Secretary: ORDER.
  • Instructions related to the provision of one month’s ration free of cost to eligible families under the NFSA.
  • Provision of food security allowance in lieu of mid-day meals to school children, wherein the cost of food grains and cooking cost should be transferred to the beneficiary accounts.
2020-03-26 10:05:36
2020/03/26CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Transportation of THR supplied to children of AWCs

Request to allow vehicles engaged in THR supply to be transported within the districts to AWCs

2020-03-26 10:04:02
2020/03/26GuidanceNational Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh – Guidelines for the care of Pregnant, Post-partum women and during Delivery (Hindi)2020-03-26 08:56:48
2020/03/22CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Operation of Anganwadi Center.

Closure of AWCs till 31st March 2020. ANC, Immunization are being conducted during VHSNDs.

2020-03-22 10:02:16
2020/03/17CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Provision of SNP during total lockdown.

On account of the closure of Anganwadi centres, supplementary nutritious food is to be delivered to all the AWCs beneficiaries.

2020-03-17 08:15:23
2020/03/15CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Operation of Anganwadi Center
  • Closure of all Anganwadi centres and mini AWCs till 31st March.
  • Children to be provided THR every Tuesday.
  • During weekly community activities, regular vaccination to be provided to the beneficiaries.
2020-03-15 10:00:24
2020/03/14CircularDirectorate, Women and Child Development: Operation of Anganwadi Center

Closure of all Anganwadi centres and mini AWCs till 31st March, for prevention and control of infection.

2020-03-14 09:58:05
2020/03/01OtherUNICEF MP: COVID-19 and Nutrition

Study on the importance of nutrition to fight against coronavirus.

2020-03-01 06:16:57
2020/03/01OtherUNICEF MP: Child Protection

Communication regarding protection of children during COVID-19 Pandemic.

2020-03-01 06:15:04
2020/03/01OtherICDS, Anganwadi Center Monthly Progress Report form Zoom meeting with field teams of ICDS

Objectives, agenda, expected Outcome of the digital meeting with field teams of ICDS.

2020-03-01 06:13:06

Maharashtra

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/10/12ReportDepartment of Women & Child Development, Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts: ICDS System Strengthening and Community Mobilization Gadchiroli – Endline Report on Key Indicators

This report compares the end of project status of the key indicators related to maternal and child health, to the baseline in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. It also presents the coverage of ICDS services provided to women and children here, with insights on the impact of system strengthening and community mobilization efforts on key health and nutrition outcomes.

 

2021-10-12 09:50:03
2021/10/12ReportDepartment of Women & Child Development, Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts: ICDS System Strengthening and Community Mobilization Chandrapur – Endline Report on Key Indicators

This report presents the end of project status of the coverage of ICDS services provided to women and children in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. It also identifies the ICDS services which have low coverage and will require additional efforts to improve their uptake.

2021-10-12 09:44:32
2021/10/12ReportDepartment of Women & Child Development, Government of Maharashtra and Tata Trusts: ICDS System Strengthening and Community Mobilization, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli – Endline Report on Key Indicators

This report presents the coverage of ICDS services provided to women and children in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra. It also documents the changes in key indicators related to maternal and child health at the end of the intervention compared to the baseline status.

2021-10-12 08:45:24
2021/06/15CircularGuidelines for breastfeeding newborns born to Covid Positive mother2021-06-15 08:06:07
2020/09/15CircularIntegrated child development services: Implementing the campaign ‘Covid- Mukt Maharashtra’2020-09-15 07:52:59
2020/07/01CircularIntegrated child development services: Initiation of Growth Monitoring of Children in AWCs during COVID19
  • Distribution of food and all other work done, to be recorded in CAS.
  • Weight and height of the children to be taken every month in a staggered manner. Weighing not to be conducted for beneficiaries in Red and Containment zones.
  • Regular home visits to SAM children and pregnant mothers. Home visits not to be conducted for beneficiaries in Red and Containment zones.
  • Babies 0-12 months of age to be vaccinated.
  • Pre-school education activities to be continued through WhatsApp. Home based Village Child Development Centre (VCDC) services to be implemented. [VCDC scheme is for home-based management of children affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) to provide them nutritious and energy dense food]
2020-07-01 07:50:10
2020/06/26CircularIntegrated child development services: Measures for the prevention of corona virus in rural/urban and tribal areas

Continuation of THR distribution as supplementary nutrition to children aged 3-6 years in containment, buffer as well as green zones till 15th September 2020.

2020-06-26 07:46:47
2020/05/28GuidanceDirectorate Health Services: Measures to provide regular health care, maternal and childcare services
  • VHSNDs and vaccinations to be held.
  • SNCU services to be provided to children suffering from serious illness.
  • HBYC services to be provided through tele consultations.
  • All SAM children to be admitted to the NRC.
2020-05-28 07:36:23
2020/05/26GuidanceState Family welfare Department, Pune: Care of malnourished children admitted at NRC/MTC.

NRC/MTC not to be closed, provision of uninterrupted services and guidelines for the same. IFA supplements to fertile women, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Guidelines for Vitamin A supplementation.

2020-05-26 10:41:42
2020/05/26GuidanceIn case of emergencies arising from COVID-19: 1. Take care of malnourished children admitted at NRC/CTC 2. Guidelines for giving IFA drugs under Anaemia Mukt Bharat 3. Guidelines for giving vitamin A drugs to children
  • Special attention to be paid in the health of children, malnourished children admitted in NRC/Pediatric centres, as well as children under Anaemia Mukt Bharat 6-59 months, 5-9 years, 10-19 years, 20-49 years of age.
  • Special guidelines given on providing IFA and vitamin A supplements to all children. ASHA worker will distribute 4-5 tablets for a months’ supply to adolescent boys and girls and out of school girls. She will monitor the consumption during home visits and telephonically.
2020-05-26 07:13:58
2020/05/23GuidanceMaharashtra Government, Guidelines for Vaccination services
  • Birth doses (Zero doses) will be given in all institutions across containment, buffer and green zones.
  • In containment and buffer zones outreach camps for immunization will not be organized, while those who walk into the facility will be given services following IPC protocols.
  • Once the area is out of containment zone, outreach camps should be started only after 14 days from the last day of containment.
2020-05-23 04:22:51
2020/05/15OtherSecretary, Government of India, Ministry of Panchayati Raj: Community Preparedness Checklist

Community preparedness checklist, for use by Gram Panchayat/ Village Health and Sanitation Committee for action against COVID-19

2020-05-15 07:11:01
2020/04/20GuidancePublic Health Department, Govt. Of Maharashtra: COVID-19 Information Booklet

Five step guidelines and prevention methods for the health workers and other medical volunteers.

2020-04-20 04:21:27
2020/04/20GuidanceNational Health Mission: Role of frontline workers in prevention and management of Corona Virus.

A detailed guideline on the role of frontline workers in prevention and management of Corona Virus.

2020-04-20 04:13:06
2020/04/16GuidanceGuidelines for using the CAS software

Instructions related to the usage of CAS software by the Anganwadi workers.

2020-04-16 04:05:40
2020/04/15OtherICDS, Maharashtra: Information from districts for providing services to Migrant population.

List of information from districts for providing services to Migrant population.

2020-04-15 04:02:18
2020/04/15CircularIntegrated child development services: Provision of THR to the Migrant beneficiaries

Covering letter by ICDS Commissionerate for providing services to Migrants:

  • Beneficiaries should apply for the THR.
  • Home cooked meal to 6months to 3 years, 3-6years, pregnant-breastfeeding mothers, adolescent girls aged 11-14 years
2020-04-15 03:59:33
2020/03/21CircularIntegrated child development services: Preventive measures for the Anganwadi in rural/tribal/urban areas to control the corona virus

Changes to the circular issued on 20th March:

  • Anganwadi workers to visit the home of the beneficiary only in case of serious illness of a child.
  • CAS not to be filled.
  • Home cooked meal (THR) to be delivered at the homes of the beneficiary.
2020-03-21 03:55:10
2020/03/20CircularIntegrated child development services: Preventive measures for the Anganwadi in rural/tribal/urban areas to control the corona virus
  • Home cooked food instead of hot fresh food, in the form of THR, to be distributed to the beneficiaries in the age group 3-6years, till 15th May 2020.
  • Continuation of regular home visits by the Anganwadi workers.
  • Distribution of home cooked food to children aged 6months-3years, pregnant and lactating mothers and adolescent girls.
  • Information to be filled in CAS regularly.
2020-03-20 03:52:41
2020/03/18CircularIntegrated child development services: Measures to control the spread of corona virus in Urban areas.
  • Regular distribution of home cooked meal to be provided to children from 6months to 3years and 3-6years, pregnant and lactating mothers, till 15th April 2020.
  • Information about home delivery and home visits to be filled in regularly in CAS.
2020-03-18 04:07:44

Odisha

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/05/14CircularDepartment of WCD and Mission Shakti: Monitoring of key interventions on Maternal nutrition & care, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices, Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Nutrition for youth and adolescents and conduct of VHSND/UHND & immunization services etc2021-05-14 12:24:57
2021/05/08GuidancePrecautionary measures at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres during COVID-192021-05-08 11:51:54
2021/05/07CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Regarding preparedness in NRC in response to COVID-192021-05-07 11:47:58
2020/09/10Poshan Maah CircularPoshan Maah: Letter for the celebration of Poshan Maah 2020, focus on identification and referral of SAM/MAM/SUW children, setting up of Nutrigardens and conduct of Poshan Panchayats

Conduct the following under Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • ICDS functionaries to adopt SAM, MAM & SUW children to remain accountable for their health and nutrition status. This includes getting the children checked at VHDNDs/ health facilities, ensure referral and follow up.
  • Growth monitoring data to be shared every month at district and state level.
  • Set up nutrition gardens and support the beneficiaries, particularly SAM and MAM children, high risk pregnant women and migrant families, through the gardens.
  • Community involvement in supporting improvement of SAM, MAM and SUW through POSHAN panchayats.
2020-09-10 11:41:42
2020/08/27CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Online orientation of the district level officials for upcoming NDD round-September 20202020-08-27 11:37:00
2020/08/27CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Request to adapt the IEC materials to Odia for the upcoming National Deworming Day, September 2020 round2020-08-27 11:18:52
2020/08/27CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Preparatory activities for upcoming National Deworming Day round scheduled to be held in September 20202020-08-27 11:13:03
2020/08/26CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Online orientation of the district level officials for upcoming NDD round2020-08-26 11:10:52
2020/08/25CircularAdvisory from DWCD&MS regarding extension of closure of AWCs and distribution of SNP at the doorstep of beneficiaries till 30 Sept 20202020-08-25 11:08:21
2020/08/25CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Government of Odisha: Reporting of consumption of IFA tablets under WIFS programme in HMIS2020-08-25 11:04:17
2020/07/27CircularDistribution of Iron Folic Acid tablets to the students under National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) programme due to COVID-19 pandemic

School teachers to distribute IFA tablets for the month of July and August along with mid-day meal ration/ coupons to the guardians of students

2020-07-27 10:59:43
2020/07/24CircularDistribution of Food Security Allowance (MDM) During COVID-19 Lockdown

Provide dry ration (rice) or coupons and direct benefit transfer (DBT) of food security allowance to school children

2020-07-24 10:55:22
2020/07/22CircularCOVID-19: Extension of closure of AWCs for period of one month i.e. 1st August, 2020 to 31st August 2020 and delivery of Take Home Ration (THR) and ration in lieu of Hot Cooked Meal (HCM) at the doorsteps of beneficiaries covered under Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP)
  • Closure of AWCs until 31st August 2020.
  • Home delivery of THR and ration in lieu of hot-cooked meals for beneficiaries.
  • Distribute eggs weekly as per entitlement.
2020-07-22 10:49:56
2020/06/19AssessmentJoint Rapid Needs Assessment in Odisha, India

A Detailed Analysis of Food and Nutrition Sector during COVID-19 by Inter-Agency Group, Odisha and World Food Programme

2020-06-19 09:05:55
2020/06/17OtherMinutes of State-level Meeting to Plan the Implementation of National Deworming Day and Vitamin A Supplementation Programme2020-06-17 08:10:43
2020/05/21AssessmentUNICEF Bhubaneswar, Cyclone Amphan 2020: Situation Report

A situation report on the impact of the cyclone Amphan, which has affected all 10 districts across the state. Out of the total 4.44 Million population affected, 1.5 Million are Children.

2020-05-21 10:17:46
2020/05/06CircularManaging nutrient and convergent services in camps for migrant population
  • Provide counselling on breastfeeding, complementary feeding to beneficiaries at migrant camp sites.
  • ANMs to ensure adequate supply for and consumption of IFA supplements by children 6 months to 5 years, children 5-10 years, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women at migrant camp sites.
  • ANMs to ensure adequate supply for and consumption of calcium tablets by pregnant and lactating women at migrant camp sites.
  • ANMs to ensure adequate supply for and consumption of zinc by children suffering from diarrhoea at migrant camp sites.
  • Provide multi-vitamin/ mineral syrups to children, adolescent girls and women at migrant camp sites.
  • Provide deworming dose to each person arriving at migrant camp sites.
  • Assess pregnant and lactating women at migrant camp sites for nutritional vulnerabilities.
  • Provide all ANC services to pregnant women in the migrant camps. Identify and refer high-risk pregnancies.
  • Assess and provide HBPNC services for post-natal women and newborns in the migrant camps.
  • ANMs to refer newborns with danger signs to CHH/ SNCU.
  • ANM to ensure growth monitoring of children and to refer SAM children to NRCs. NRC to remain operational for any case of SAM children.
2020-05-06 10:15:10
2020/04/30CircularGovernment of Odisha, School and Mass Education Department,State Project Management Unit, Mid-Day Meal: Distribution of lron Folic Acid tablets

School teachers instructed to supply IFA tablets for May and June for each student to their parents along with distribution of textbooks.

2020-04-30 10:12:25
2020/04/09GuidanceDepartment of Women & Child development and Mission Shakti: COVID-19: Monitoring of key interventions on maternal health & nutrition, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices, management of Severe Acute Malnutrition and conduct of VHSND & immunisation
  • FLWs to counsel pregnant women on precautions and symptoms regarding COVID-19, healthy diet to boost immunity.
  • Counselling on breastfeeding and complementary feeding to be provided.
  • Referral of SAM children with complications to NRCs and monitored by ASHAs and AWWs.
  • VHSNDs and routine immunization to continue on fixed days.
2020-04-09 09:34:11
2020/04/06CircularDirectorate of Family Welfare, Odisha: Preparedness at Nutrition Rehabilitation Center

NRCs are operational. Detailed precautionary measures provided to protect the SAM children admitted at the NRCs.

2020-04-06 09:30:24
2020/03/31AssessmentMultisectoral COVID19 Response in Odisha

Assessment of the situation by the United Nations agencies based in Odisha and the World Bank, considering the secondary information available and making short terms (April-June 2020) and medium-term (July 2020-June 2021) strategy.

2020-03-31 09:26:32
2020/03/25CircularNational Health Mission, Odisha Department of Health & Family Welfare: Continuation of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day and fixed Immunisation day

The VHSND and immunisation sessions to be conducted on fixed days without any deviations while following certain pre-cautionary measures.

2020-03-25 09:06:25
2020/03/23CircularDepartment of Women & Child development and Mission Shakti: Extension of closure of AWC and delivery of THR
  • Closure of AWCs.
  • Doorstep delivery of THR for children 3months to 3years old, pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Dry rations (rice, pulses, oil, condiments, salt, etc.) in lieu of hot-cooked meals for pre-school children 3-6 years old. Eggs or its substitutes to be home delivered to eligible beneficiaries weekly.
2020-03-23 09:02:38
2020/03/20CircularFood supplies and consumer welfare department, Renewal of licenses of 2590 private fair price shops

In view of smooth functioning of Public Distribution System, licenses of 2590 private fair price shops are to be renewed, till July 2020.

2020-03-20 08:58:43
2020/03/18CircularDepartment of Women & Child development and Mission Shakti: Continuation of Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Day and Immunisation under ICDS
  • VHSND and immunization to be conducted in every AWC with certain pre-cautionary measures.
  • VHSD to be conducted every Tuesday and Friday, and routine immunization to take place every Wednesday.
2020-03-18 08:55:10
2020/03/17CircularFood supplies and consumer welfare department: Distribution of foodgrains and S.K.Oil to beneficiaries

Beneficiaries under NFSA and State Food Security Scheme will be distributed rice, wheat & S.K.Oil till 15th May 2020, for the management of PDS.

2020-03-17 08:51:00
2020/03/13CircularDepartment of Women & Child development and Mission Shakti: Closure of AWCs
  • Closure of all AWCs and pre-school education at AWCs.
  • Doorstep delivery of ration and eggs for morning snacks and hot cooked meals for pre-school children 3-6years.
2020-03-13 08:19:11
2018/07/11CircularRevised Menu entitlement for Take Home Ration (THR) for Adolescent Girls under Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG)

Notification on revision of ration cost norms for THR under the scheme for adolescent girls.

2018-07-11 10:23:49

Rajasthan

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/08/01ReportInsights Brief: A little more- Practices, myths and knowledge of IYCF practices, Rajasthan2021-08-01 06:15:06
2021/05/01AssessmentStrategic policy adaptations to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on maternal and child health services, Rajasthan2021-05-01 06:05:13
2021/04/01AssessmentEffect Of COVID-19 On Programs Aimed At Improving Health & Nutrition Status of Women & Children In Rajasthan2021-04-01 05:55:22
2020/10/28CircularVitamin A Program from 30 October to 30 November

Vitamin A supplementation program from 30 October to 30 November 2020

2020-10-28 19:26:36
2020/09/10Poshan Maah CircularPoshan Maah: Circular regarding organising poshan maah in the month of September under the nutrition campaign by the Government of India

Following to be conducted under Poshan Maah in September 2020:

  • Growth monitoring (weight, height and MUAC measurement) of all children below 5 years old to identify SAM children. Refer SAM children with medical complications to Malnutrition Treatment Centre (MTC)
  • Promote early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding during VHSNDs and other meetings, using various mediums of communications, local newspapers and radio, and through counselling at MCHN day and home visits

 

2020-09-10 19:14:47
2020/09/04GuidancePoshan Maah Guidelines2020-09-04 12:15:14
2020/06/07CircularWCD letter on preparedness for the protection of children from expected third wave of Covid 19 – focusing on preventive actions2020-06-07 19:30:49
2020/04/27CircularDirectorate, Integrated Child Development Services: Supplementary Nutritional Provisions through NAFED

Provision of take-home ration to the beneficiaries, through National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India.

2020-04-27 08:36:14
2020/04/27CircularDirectorate, Integrated Child Development Services: Supplementary Nutritional Services

Provision of THR for all beneficiaries including pregnant and lactating mothers, children 3months to 6 years old, and additional THR to severely underweight children by AWWs.

2020-04-27 08:30:51
2020/04/26AssessmentManjari Foundation, Jan Dhan Survey Report

Online survey was administered to about 3122 women who had Jandhan account, across the six districts of Rajasthan, to understand whether the beneficiaries are getting the benefits(money) in their JD accounts and can withdraw the money on time.

2020-04-26 08:26:46
2020/04/23GuidanceRajasthan Government, National Health Mission: Maintaining the non-covid-19 essential health services during the Covid-19 epidemic

Guidelines regarding the availability and quality of services related to reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health:

  • IFA and calcium tablets to be provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. Availability of IFA and calcium tablets to be ensured during PNC period.
  • Provision of IFA for children and adolescent boys and girls by ASHAs during home visits.
  • Provision of vitamin A supplementation for children by ASHAs during home visits.
  • ANC to be provided on walk in basis at the SHC level with physical distancing norms.
  • Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. Immunization at facilities for walk-in beneficiaries; fixed site vaccination through outreach services can be implemented where restrictions allow.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and home based follow up, if required.
  • Ensure safe institutional deliveries; due list of EDD of pregnant women maintained at SHC; each pregnant woman to be linked with a health facility.
  • Promotion of early initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding, and Kangaroo Mother Care during home visits.
  • ANM/CHO to assess health of women and new-borns via home visits in case of home deliveries
  • Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization.
  • List of operational Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care centres to be kept at peripheral facilities where high-risk pregnancies and women with complications are to be shifted.
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation.
  • NRCs and MTCs to be operational.
  • Ensure adequate supply of ORS and Amoxicillin at SHC.
  • HBNC visited to be continued as per schedule while following all precautions by ASHAs.
  • HBYC to be conducted through teleconsultation by ASHAs.
  • Suspension of VHSNDs.
  • Home visits: ASHAs to provide follow-up care to all beneficiaries in a single household or Mohalla in one visit
  • Home delivery of THR
  • ASHAs to measure MUAC of children 6-59 months of age to assess their nutritional status during home visits and provide nutritional counselling through phone calls and home visits.
2020-04-23 20:25:52
2020/04/15CircularOrder: Implementation of lockdown declared by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Detailed lock down restrictions, which is to be applied in the entire state until 3/05/2020.

2020-04-15 19:51:59
2020/04/13OtherGovernment of Rajasthan, Action Plan of the Task Force on Restarting the Economy in Rajasthan

Emphasises the need to synergize efforts of the state and the central government in meeting the economic challenge. Lays out a comprehensive strategy to restart economic activities in the state.

2020-04-13 03:28:00
2020/04/08GuidanceGuidelines: Regarding SAM children admitted in Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers

Malnutrition Treatment Centres and Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres are operational. Detailed guidelines provided to protect SAM children at MTC/NRC against infection.

2020-04-08 14:22:31
2020/03/30OtherMessage by the Secretary, Women and Child Development Department, Government of Rajasthan

An appreciation message for all the frontline workers.

2020-03-30 14:19:38
2020/03/18CircularDirectorate, Integrated Child Development Services: ORDER
  • Provision of THR for all beneficiaries including children 3-6 years old.
  • Data to be updated on CAS.
  • Vaccination to be carried by the ASHA with the ANM at the Anganwadi Centre, on the prescribed Mother-Child Nutrition Day.
2020-03-18 12:36:41
2020/03/18CircularDirectorate, Integrated Child Development Services: Closure of Anganwadi Centers

Doorstep delivery of THR for all beneficiaries including children 3-6 years old by AWWs/ ASHAs.

2020-03-18 12:32:08
2020/03/15CircularDirectorate, Integrated Child Development Services: ORDER
  • Closure on Anganwadi centres.
  • Children aged 3-6years to be provided supplementary nutrition in the form of take-home ration.
  • Weighing and ‘Poshan Pakhwada’ suspended until further notice.
2020-03-15 12:28:54

Uttar Pradesh

DateCategoriesTitleContent
2021/06/03AssessmentCOVID-19 Disrupted Provision and Utilization of Health and Nutrition Services in Uttar Pradesh, India: Insights from Service Providers, Household Phone Surveys, and Administrative Data2021-06-03 06:42:19
2021/05/21CircularAWCs closure from 21st May 2021 to 31st May 20212021-05-21 16:22:50
2021/05/18CircularICDS guidelines letter: Regarding essential services and home visits of Anganwadi centers2021-05-18 15:57:27
2021/04/05CircularAWC closure till 11th April

Regarding Closure of Anganwadi from 05-04-2021 to 11-04-2021 in view of transmission of COVID-19

2021-04-05 15:50:40
2021/01/27GuidanceCommunity Based Events Resumption guidelines

Regarding organizing community activities under nutrition campaign following COVID protocol

2021-01-27 15:44:10
2021/01/05GuidanceGuidelines for SAM treatment at community level

Guidelines regarding for conducting VHSND on first wednesday for SAM, MAM, malnourished children and pregnant women

2021-01-05 15:37:25
2020/08/07CircularGuidelines for Distributing IFA Syrup to Children 6-59 months under Anemia Mukt Bharat
  • Guidelines to link IFA syrup distribution with biannual rounds of Vitamin A supplementation.
  • ANM and ASHAs to provide IFA syrup bottles and counselling on IFA consumption to caregivers of children 6 months to 59 months old during the biannual Vitamin A supplementation distribution at VHND/UHND.
2020-08-07 15:27:54
2020/07/27CircularGuidelines for Vitamin A Supplementation
  • Provide Vitamin A supplementation to children 9 months to 3 years old through VHND/UHND and children 3-5 years old on other pre-determined days from 8 August to 5 September 2020.
  • Two sessions should be organized for Vit A provision in every village with multiple slots for beneficiaries to attend them in a staggered manner following necessary precautions.
2020-07-27 15:19:48
2020/07/01AssessmentPopulation Council: UDAYA/SDG Cohort Study, Uttar Pradesh

Findings from COVID-19 Research Studies: COVID-19 Risk, Access to Nutrition and Health Services. Rapid telephone survey with 2041 young people (aged 18–25 years) and/or an adult household member. Baseline conducted from April 3–12.

2020-07-01 06:44:07
2020/06/15CircularLetter: SPMU/Adolescent Health/ WIFS

ANM to distribute iron tablets and provide counselling on its consumption and side effects to adolescent students going to school during VHND under the WIFS program.

2020-06-15 15:14:38
2020/05/13CircularDirector General, Child Development and Nutrition Department, Letter: Promotion of Infant feeding.

Regarding promotion of infant feeding and preventing the free supply of commercial baby food, in effective compliance with IMS Act.

2020-05-13 15:10:46
2020/04/28CircularCOVID19 infection prevention along with VHND, Vaccinations and HBNC services.
  • Community-based ANC check-ups, immunization and VHNDs to remain suspended in areas with positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Community-based ANC check-ups, immunization and VHNDs to be conducted with precautions in areas with no COVID-19 cases.
  • In areas with no COVID-19 cases, ASHAs to conduct home visits of new-borns to assess or provide counselling regarding the health of the infant, the weight of infants, Kangaroo mother care, breastfeeding
2020-04-28 15:06:48
2020/04/23CircularDirector General, Family Welfare- Letter: Provision of vaccination services during COVID-19

Vaccination sessions further postponed until further notice.

2020-04-23 20:08:31
2020/04/04CircularDirectorate, Child Development Services and Nutrition- Letter: Distribution of take home rations to beneficiaries during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Doorstep delivery of THR for children 3 months to 6 years old, pregnant and lactating women, and out-of-school adolescent girls.

2020-04-04 14:53:16
2020/04/03CircularDirector General, Family Welfare- Letter: Provision of vaccination services during COVID-19

Immunization sessions postponed till 14/04/2020.

2020-04-03 19:38:45
2020/03/27CircularDirectorate, Child Development Services and Nutrition: Circular to the frontline workers

Notice for the frontline workers in the prevention and management of corona virus.

2020-03-27 20:16:27
2020/03/23CircularDirector General, Family Welfare- Letter: Provision of vaccination services during COVID-19.

Vaccination sessions further postponed until further notice.

2020-03-23 06:35:41
2020/03/19CircularDirectorate, Child Development Services and Nutrition: Training of frontline workers

Regarding the training of Anganwadi workers, chief servants, child development project officers and district program officers to prevent the spread of corona virus.

2020-03-19 19:57:50
2020/03/18CircularDirector General, Child Development and Nutrition Department- Letter: Provision of Anganwadi Services
  • Closure of Anganwadi Centres.
  • Doorstep delivery of THR for children 3 months to 6 years old, pregnant and lactating women, and out-of-school adolescent girls.
2020-03-18 19:53:35
2020/03/13CircularDirector General, Child Development Services and Nutrition Department- Letter: Closure of Anganwadi Services
  • Closure of Anganwadi Centres.
  • Provision of supplementary nutrition to beneficiaries
  • Beneficiaries to be provided information and counselling regarding COVID-19
2020-03-13 19:44:36

West Bengal

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2020/06/18OtherDirectorate of Health Services: Orientation on Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre Management Services amid Covid-19 Pandemic

A zoom VC session is scheduled on 25th June for all the staff of each NRC and the DPHNO and Dy. CMOH.

2020-06-18 04:19:48
2020/06/11GuidanceGovernment of West Bengal, Directorate of Health Services: Memo

Instructions on the functioning of NRCs, to ensure the continuation of essential routine RMNCH+N services

  • Nutritionists and MSW to telephonically contact the line listed SAM children and counsel for their admission in NRC.
  • Districts to take the decision regarding starting the Outreach Screening of SAM (which involved measurement of MUAC) keeping in view the categorization of districts or areas.
  • Detailed guidelines regarding the admission process and functioning of NRCs.
2020-06-11 05:19:30
2020/06/09CircularChief medical officer of health: Implementation of mass Vit-A oil supplementation program

Implementation of Mass Vit-A Prophylaxis campaign like every year.

2020-06-09 05:26:54
2020/05/29GuidanceState Family welfare Bureau: Providing essential reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health plus nutrition services

Guidance note on the provision of RMNCAH+N services in accordance with the zonal categorisations.

  • IFA, Calcium, ORS, Zinc, Vitamin A, deworming, services for diarrhoea control and contraceptives can be provided through homes deliveries.
  • Promotion of teleconsultation.
  • ANC: In containment & buffer zones- provided to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities. In beyond buffer & green zones- uninterrupted ANC services.
  • Immunization: Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere. In containment & buffer zones- on-demand only to walk-in beneficiaries at health facility without active mobilization. In areas beyond buffer zones- through restricted outreach services (5 attendants at a time). In non-infected zones – through outreach sessions with social distancing.
  • Teleconsultation with high-risk pregnancies for early detection of complications, referral and follow up
  • Family planning: Family planning and safe abortion services to on-demand walk-in beneficiaries at health facilities without active mobilization
  • All health facilities should continue providing delivery services
  • Admissions to SNCU and NBSU to be continued; routine SNCU follow-up through teleconsultation
  • In containment & buffer zone- PNC/ HBNC through teleconsultation; health workers to utilize COVID-related home visits to provide PNC services. In beyond buffer & green zones- HBNC visits by ASHAs & PNC at health facilities
  • NRC operational
  • HBNC and HBYC: In containment & buffer zone- HBNC and HBYC through teleconsultation; health workers to utilize COVID-related home visits to provide HBNC and HBYC services. In beyond buffer & green zones- HBNC and HBYC visits by ASHAs
  • VHND: In containment & buffer zone- not to be conducted. In areas beyond buffer zones- restricted VHNDs (5 attendants at a time) to be conducted

 

2020-05-29 05:28:46
2020/05/24CircularORDER: Government of West Bengal, Directorate of ICDS

Anganwadi worker or helper to continue providing supplementary nutrition including 2kg rice, 2kg potatoes and 300gms Masur dal to beneficiaries irrespective of their age and category.

2020-05-24 05:31:15
2020/05/21AssessmentUNICEF West Bengal, Cyclone Amphan 2020: Situation Report.

A situation report on the impact of the cyclone Amphan, which has affected all 9 districts across the state. Out of the total 50.2 Million population affected, 16.5 Million Children are at risk.

2020-05-21 05:33:11
2020/05/06CircularGovernment of West Bengal, Department of Health and Family Welfare State Family Welfare Bureau: Immunization Services during and post COVID-19 Outbreak by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • Zero birth doses given in institutions everywhere.
  • In containment & buffer zones- on demand only to walk-in beneficiaries at health facility without active mobilization.
  • In areas beyond buffer zones- through restricted outreach services (5 attendants at a time).
  • In non-infected zones – through outreach sessions with social distancing.
2020-05-06 05:36:59
2020/04/16CircularDirectorate of ICDS: Distribution of Food-grains under SNP

Distribution of food-grains under supplementary nutrition programme of ICDS to be commenced from 20th April.

2020-04-16 05:53:33
2020/04/15CircularORDER: Government of West Bengal, Directorate of ICDS
  • Closure of AWCs and pre-school activities till 15th May 2020.
  • Anganwadi worker or helper to provide supplementary nutrition including 2kg rice, 2kg potatoes and 300gms Masur dal to beneficiaries irrespective of their age and category.
2020-04-15 05:56:58
2020/03/22CircularORDER: Government of West Bengal, Health and Family welfare Department

Complete Safety restriction’ notification by the State government in the urban and rural areas until- 27/03/2020

2020-03-22 05:59:04
2020/03/17CircularORDER: Government of West Bengal, Directorate of ICDS Scheme.
  • Closure of Anganwadi Centres and pre-school activities at AWC.
  • 2kgs of rice and 2kgs of potatoes to be provided to each beneficiary irrespective of their age and category.
2020-03-17 06:01:06

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