Port Blair, May 19: The District Child Protection Unit, Nicobar organized a capacity building program on Health and Nutrition Care for pregnant and lactating mothers under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme at District Library, Car Nicobar for the Community Health Officers, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife(ANM) and ASHA workers.

Shri Yash Chaudhary, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District, inaugurated the program. In his address he appreciated the contribution done by the frontline workers in the vaccination program for Covid-19 and also signified their role in the better community in building a healthy community in the society.

Dr K. Venkatesan, Assistant Professor and Head Department of Home Science, JNRM College, Port Blair and Dr Deepika, Medical Officer, BJR Hospital, Car Nicobar are the resource person for the said program. They emphasize the significance of Health and Nutrition Care among pregnant and lactating mothers during the entire course of the program.

The inaugural programme concluded with a vote of thanks by a Social Worker, DCPU, N.