Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Administration have assigned many works to Anganwadi workers

Supply of nutrition items to children, pregnant and lactating mothers; providing social security pensions to senior citizen, differently able persons and widows; and generation of UDID card to divyangjans

Port Blair, April 29: In pursuance of the guidelines and orders issued by A&N Administration during lockdown period in the wake of spread of Novel Corona Virus Disease outbreak, the Department of Social Welfare has undertaken various services for the benefit of vulnerable section of the society such as Women, Children, Senior Citizens, Divyangjan, Widows and Destitute Women.
    As a preventive measure for curbing malnourishment among children, pregnant and lactating mothers following closure of Anganwadi Centres and to ensure uninterrupted feeding of supplementary nutrition items to the beneficiaries registered in Anganwadi Centres, the Department has arranged doorstep delivery of dry ration articles of Supplementary Nutrition for the period from 16th March, 2020 to 31st May, 2020. The Anganwadi Workers and Helpers of 717 Anganwadi Centres under the ICDS projects of Urban, Ferrargunj, Rangat, Diglipur and Nicobar were engaged for this purpose. They successfully completed the final delivery of the items for the month of May 2020, with the active support from Councilors of Port Blair Municipal Council, Pradhan & Members of Gram Panchayat and Members of Tribal Council of Nicobar District.
    Further, 322 Anganwadi Workers of ICDS projects of Urban and Ferrargunj are engaged for surveillance duty in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been visiting one and all household for creating awareness as well as collecting health status of members of the families as a containment measures.
    Besides, to safeguard social security aspect of senior citizen, persons with disabilities and widows, the anganwadi workers have contacted 7846 nos of pensioners who are receiving social security pension from the Department of Social Welfare. Out of this contacted person, 2423 have requested for door delivery of pension and the same has been provided to them at their doorsteps by Anganwadi Workers in presence of Councilors of Port Blair Municipal Council, Pradhan & Members of Gram Panchayat and Members of Tribal Council Nicobar District.
    A house to house survey of divyangjan is also underway to facilitate divyangjan to apply for generation of Unique Disabilities Identification Cards (UDID). As on date, a total of 3216 divyangjan obtained the UDID cards. Those divjangjan who are yet to be registered have been advised to contact nearby Anganwadi Workers for registering their application in the UDID Portal, a communication said.

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