Vol. 4, Issue 12 (2018)
Evaluation of factors responsible anemia in children from Darbhanga medical college and hospital, Bihar
Author(s): Dr. Krishan Kumar Jha, Dr. Nagendra Prasad Gupta
Abstract: Iron-deficiency anemia can usually be prevented at a low cost, and the benefit/cost ratio of implementing preventive programs is recognized as one of the highest in the realm of public health. This information has equipped everyone in public health to take action against this longstanding problem and to do whatever is needed to be done. Hence the present study was planned to evaluation of factors responsible anemia in childrens referred to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital. The present study was planned in the Department of Paediatrics, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital from Jan 2018 to July 2018.The 200 children’s admitted to paediatric department were enrolled in the present study. From that 20 Childs were found anaemic with the age group of not less than 6 months and up to the 12 years of age were considered for the study. Anaemia is still a major health problem in our country. Childhood anaemia still continues to be a significant public health problem in school children. Hence based on the data generated in the present study and the literature found actions need to be taken to bridge the gap between our desire to control and reduce anemia among children and our lack of action and apathy toward implementing an effective program in anemia control among children. We need to emphasize, train, support, and effectively monitor the program's implementation, and systematically and realistically plan out logistics, supply, monitoring, and implementation of the program at the regional, national, state, and district levels.