Union Women and Child Development Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani today met and interacted with pregnant and lactating mothers at Mumbai’s Dharavi as part of the Rashtriya Poshan Maah.
Ms. Irani tried to understand the problems faced by the pregnant and lactating mothers. She also advised them to take utmost precautions during the pregnancy period. On the occasion the minister gave away fruit bouquets to some of the beneficiaries of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS).
She also visited one of the pregnant women, Jyoti Srivastava at her home and enquired about her health. While interacting with the Anganwadi workers, the minister lauded their work during the period of COVID-19 crisis and said that they have been doing stupendous work in creating awareness among people on the infectious disease.
She also said that Anganwadi workers did good work in carrying out immunisation drive for children and informing people about the Central government’s scheme.