Special Secy seeks cooperation of line depts to end child deaths

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: Special Secretary (Family Welfare) Dr Tapasya Raghav sought the cooperation of all the line departments in ending child deaths due to preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea.
“We do not need advanced technologies to tackle pneumonia and diarrhoea. We can prevent deaths caused by such diseases by simply promoting breast feeding, adopting good health and hygiene practices,” Raghav said while addressing the inaugural session of the two days state level workshop on integrated action plan for prevention and control of pneumonia and diarrhoea at the state banquet hall here on Tuesday.
She also highlighted the aim of the IAPPD workshop, which is organized by the Family Welfare department with the support of UNICEF to provide common platform to health and all the line departments to analysis the data on child pneumonia and diarrhoea of Arunachal and to identify the bottlenecks to develop a collaborative district specific action plan.
The director, joint director and other senior officers of the Family Welfare department and officers of all the line departments attended the meeting.