Pregnant women, who are found to be clinically anaemic, are given additional 100 tablets for taking two tablets daily.
Interestingly, according to a malnutrition mapping project, as many as 50 per cent of all pregnant women in India are anaemic.
Baseline iron studies to assess available iron stores have also been incorporated into the recently released national PBM Guidelines--Perioperative (Module 2) (13) in the 'Preoperative haemoglobin assessment and optimisation template' for both anaemic and non-anaemic patients having major surgery in which substantial blood loss is anticipated.
The median age of anaemic patients was 73 (interquartile range 64-78) years compared to 65 years in non-anaemic patients (interquartile range 56-73), P <0.
Jerome Taylor is part of the Windies' anaemic
According to the research, more than half (56 per cent) of 788 preschool children in innercity Birmingham were found to be anaemic
by World Health Organisation standards.
Aimed at increasing awareness, the drive revealed that iron- deficiency anaemia is the most prevalent nutritional disorder in the world, and almost 80 per cent Indian population is anaemic.
The project, that was started by Rajvi Mehta two years ago after recovering from thalassemia minor, aims at identifying prospective anaemic women and helping them to overcome the problem by consuming an in- house manufactured ironrich bar called, GudNess.
HEALTH chiefs will ask for a court order to allow them to give a blood transfusion to severely anaemic
twins once they are born.