The Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, A.P. Hyderabad has sent a proposal stating that during the Executive Committee meeting held on 21-03-2013 it was proposed to constitute a committee consisting of HOD’s and to give their opinion with regard to type of IFA tablets distribution of different age groups of people including pregnant women and lactating women. She has further stated that accordingly the committee has been constituted with Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, A.P. Hyderabad, Commissioner of A.P. Vaidya Vidhana Parishad and Director of Medical Eeducation and the committee has submitted its report with the following recommendations for distribution schedule of IFA tablets and syrup for different age groups of peoples:-
|Age Group||Intervention / Dose||Regime||Service Delivery|
|6-60 months||1 ml of IFA syrup containing 20 mg of elemental iron & 100
mcg of folic acid
|Biweekly throughout the period 6-60 months of age & de-
worming for children
12 months and above
inclusion in MCP card
|5-10 years||Tablets of 45 mg elemental iron and
400 mcg of folic acid
|Weekly throughout the period 5-10
years of age and biannual de- worming
|In school through teachers and for out of
school children through Anganwadi Centre (AWC) Mobilization by
|10-19 years||100 mg elemental iron and 500 mcg of folic
|Weekly throughout the period 10-19
years of age and
biannual de- worming
|In school through teachers and for those
AWC Mobilization by
|Women in reproductive
|100 mg elemental iron and 500 mg of folic
|Weekly throughout the reproductive
|Through ASHA during house visit for
|Pregnant and lactating women||100 mg elemental iron and 500 mcg of folic acid||1 tablet daily for 100 days, starting after the first trimester, at
14-16 years of gestation. To be repeated for 100
|ANC / ANM / ASHA and for ICDS Projects in which Indiramma Amrutha Hastham is implemented, through the Anganwadi Centre (AWC).
Inclusion in MCP card.
The Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, A.P. Hyderabad has requested the Government to issue orders for implementing the committee recommendations for control of Iron Deficiency Anemia & for distribution of IFA tablets.
Government after examination of the matter, hereby accept the proposal of the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, A.P. Hyderabad to implement the recommendations of the committee as stated above.
The Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, A.P. Hyderabad shall ensure regular and timely supply of Iron Folic Acid syrup for the age group of 6-60 months, the tablets for the prescribed dosage for the age group of 5-10 and 10-19 years and the recommended dosages and in the form of tablet / capsule as recommended by the committee.
G.O.Rt.No. 589 Dated:23-04-2013. Read:
From the CH&FW, A.P. Hyd., Lr.Rc.No.9833/MS.II/C4/2012, dt 04-2013.