Madhya Pradesh health minister Narottam Mishra said the intensive awareness campaigns during Child Safety Month — which began from December 23 — will benefit around 90 lakh children in the state.
Mishra said this while launching the programme on Tuesday from JP Hospital. The minister inaugurated the month-long set of activities by administering Vitamin A and anti-worm medicine to children at the hospital.
He said the government officials of women and child development department and other departments should become partners in the campaign to administer vital medicines to children and mothers.
The minister lauded the successful implementation of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Free Medicine Distribution Scheme. He sought information about scheme's implementation in JP Hospital.
Mishra also inspected the hospital wards and was apprised about the arrangements for treatment, pathological tests and meals distribution etc.
Principal secretary health Pravir Krishn, director Navneet Kothari, mission director NHM Faiz Kidwai and dean Gandhi Medical College Dr Bhanu Prasad Dube were also present on the occasion.