Govt provided 4 crore 14 lakh Iron Folic Acid Supplementation under WIFS Program in last FY: MoS Bharati Pravin Pawar

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Govt provided 4 crore 14 lakh Iron Folic Acid Supplementation under WIFS Program in last FY: MoS Bharati Pravin Pawar



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The government has provided four crore 14 lakh Iron Folic Acid Supplementation to Adolescents under the Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Program in the last financial year. The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

Dr. Pawar highlighted that over seven thousand Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics have been established in the country and fifty-two lakh Adolescent clients received counseling and clinical services during 2021-22. The Minister stressed that the Scheme for Promotion of Menstrual Hygiene is implemented to promote menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the age group of 10–19 years. He said, nearly thirty-five lakh adolescent girls have been covered every month under this scheme.









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