The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, which would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.
It is a comprehensive programme focusing on Sexual Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Injuries and violence (including gender based violence), Non-Communicable Diseases, Mental Health and Substance Misuse with a promotive and preventive approach.
The interventions are carried out using health facilities, community and schools as platforms-
• Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs): These act as the first level of contact of primary health care services with adolescents.
• Weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme: It entails provision of weekly supervised IFA tablets to in-school boys and girls and out-of-school girls and biannual albendazole tablets, besides Nutrition & Health Education.
• Menstrual Hygiene Scheme: The scheme is being implemented for adolescent girls in the rural areas. From 2014 procurement of sanitary napkins has been decentralized. Eight states are implementing the scheme through State funds.
• Peer Education Programme: Under the programme four peer educators (Saathiya) - two male and two female are selected per 1000 population to orient the adolescents on health issues.
1) Which of the following is/are the objective of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram?
1. Improve Nutrition
2. Improve Sexual and Reproductive Health
3. Enhance Mental Health
4. Prevent substance misuse
a) 1 and 2
b) 1 and 3
c) 1, 3 and 4