Welcome to ICDS department, Aurangabad

ICDS Aurangabad funtion

Benefits and Eligibility
The Programme aims to benefit children below six years, pregnant and lactating women in the reproductive age group (15-45 years). The package of services delivered by the scheme includes:

  • Supplementary nutrition
  • Immunisation
  • Health check-up services
  • Referral services
  • Pre-school non-formal education
  • Nutrition and health education

Supplementary nutrition is provided to the children below 6 years and pregnant and lactating women to bridge the caloric gap between the national recommended nutritional guidelines and actual intake by the women and children of disadvantaged communities.

Immunisation of pregnant women and children is done to reduce the maternal and neonatal mortality. The children are immunised against six childhood diseases namely poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, tuberculosis and measles.

Health Check-ups include health care of children less than six years, antenatal care of expectant mothers and postnatal care of nursing mothers. The various health services provided for children by anganwadi workers and Primary Health Centre staff, include regular health check-ups, recording of weight, immunization, management of malnutrition, treatment of diarrhoea, de-worming and distribution of simple medicines etc.

Referral Services are provided during health check-ups and growth monitoring, sick or malnourished children, in need of prompt medical attention, are referred to the Primary Health Centre or its sub-centre.

Pre-School and Non formal education for three-to six years old children in the anganwadi is directed towards providing and ensuring a natural, joyful and stimulating environment, with emphasis on necessary inputs for optimal growth and development.

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