Involving the medical colleges in adolescent health, will be continued in the current year also as they have resulted in sensitising the medical and paramedical students towards the issues in Adolescent Health.The adolescent anaemia programme will also be continued as it is an early intervention against the root cause of maternal anaemia. Adolescent boys also will be covered from this year onwards. Our earlier experience shows that mere training of health providers in Adolescent Friendly Health Services does not result in any impact as adolescents are unlikely to seek care for physical or mental health issues of their own accord.The PHCs have been linked to the school children through the Modified School Health Programme and demand for the services will be created using the services of the ICTC counsellors, sector health nurses and identified teachers through appropriate training.
- Implemented through 14 Medical colleges by establishing Teen Clinics
- Third year MBBS students and Nursing students are trained in Adolescent health.
- Linkage with the improved School Health Programme
- Biannual deworming and weekly supplementation of Iron tablets on every Thursday to school and non school going girls. Adolescent boys also will be covered from this year onwards.
- Training on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual health services has been given to all Medical Officers and staff nurses.