Treating Anemia (Sogai Illa Thogai -Women free from Anemia)

Anemia is a major public health problem throughout the world, particularly for women of reproductive age in developing countries. In India, anemia is a common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality and a key factor related to low birth weight.

Sogai Illa Thogai (Women free from Anaemia) is an Anemia control programme for women, adolescent girls and children in the selected villages where the prevalence of anemia is relatively high in Madurai district.

In a year three villages are selected where the prevalence of Anemia is high. On a rotation basis, the anemia is addressed in the following manner.

  • A camp to detect anemia is conducted at the selected village with prior announcement.
  • Screening and identification of Anemia by blood test.
  • Medicine is given with proper counseling on diet
  • Id cards are given to track their anemia level in the next round

As of now, six villages have been benefitted. Third round of the programme is in progress at Melur, Usilampatti and Thirumangalam.