Sarbjit Singh Kular*
Professor in Public Administration, Guru Gobind Singh College, Sanghera (Barnala) Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Sarbjit Singh Kular, Professor in Public Administration, Guru Gobind Singh College, Sanghera (Barnala) Punjab, India.
Received: September 23, 2019; Published: January 03, 2019
The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Government of India and represents one of the world's largest and unique programmes for early childhood care and development. Present study was conduct to examine the impact of Nutrition and Health Education (NHED) of ICDS on the nursing women in terms of enhancing their knowledge in the critical Health Care areas. The study was conducted in Barnala District of Punjab. A total of 30 villages were selected on the basis of random. From each village 2 nursing women were selected randomly. Thus a total of 60 nursing women were in the sample. It was found that about 20% women did not go to a proper place for the child delivery and their deliveries had taken place at home. A high majority (80%) of the women did not undergo any health check-up after the delivery. A majority (61.66%) nursing women did not receive supplementary nutrition ration from AWCs. It was shocking to note that 88.33% nursing women did not have awareness about the main cause of measles and a high majority (86.66%) of nursing women were not sure about the right way of managing measles. Majority (65%) women did not have any knowledge to prepare oral re-hydration solution.
Keywords: Anganwadi Worker (AWW); Anganwadi Centre (AWC); Nutrition and Health Education (NHED); Supplementary Nutrition (SN)
Citation: Sarbjit Singh Kular. “Level of Knowledge of Nursing Women about Critical Health Care Areas in Rural Punjab”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.2 (2020): 03-07.
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