New Delhi: In an effort to prevent anaemia, the Government will soon launch an ambitious programme to provide Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets every week to 13 crore adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19 years across the country. Health Ministry will roll out the programme across the country in the next three months under which girl students will be administered the tablets every Monday. "This is a programme wherein we will give the tablets to 6 crore girl students in schools and another 6 to 7 crore who are outside schools. The tablets will be given to them after the mid-day meals," Anuradha Gupta, Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission, said today. She also said the adolescent girls will be given six monthly dose of Albendazole (400 mg) tablet for deworming. The aim of the programme is also to inform adolescent girls of the correct dietary practices for increasing iron intake, she said.
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