49 Ehsaas Nashonuma Centers Established In 14 Districts: Dr Nishtar
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th May, 2021 ) :Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar Wednesday said 49 Ehsaas Nashonuma centers had been established in 14 districts of the country in the first phase of Ehsaas Nashonuma Programme.
The programme, which included cash stipends, vaccinations, nutritional food packs and health related training courses for pregnant and lactating mothers, was aimed at controlling stunted growth in children, she said in a series of tweets.
The SAPM said the programme had focused on improvement of health and nutrition of the children in the first 1,000 days. The registered pregnant and lactating mothers as well as their weak children were provided supplementary food packets, she said.
The ratio of quarterly stipends of the girl child had been kept higher than the boys under the Nashonuma programme.
The programme, she said, had made it mandatory for the women beneficiaries to participate in the awareness sessions which were organized exclusively in regional languages.
The staff at the registration desks registered pregnant and lactating women and their newborn children in the Nashonuma App, she added.
The staff also check weight, height and health of the mother and children in a detailed check-up to check if they face stunting issue or not.
She said that eight Nashonuma centers have already been established in three districts of Gilgit-Baltistan to prevent stunting.