Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33--35

Awareness and perception of mothers about functioning and different services of ICDS in two districts of West Bengal


Akhil Bandhu Biswas1, Dilip Kumar Das2, Rabindra Nath Roy3, Indranil Saha4, Prabha Shrivastava4, Kaninika Mitra5 
1 Professor, Community Medicine, B. S. Medical College, Bankura, India
2 Associate Professor, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
3 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
4 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
5 Health and HIV Specialist, UNICEF, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Indranil Saha
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata
India

Integrated Child Development Services, a national programme of the Government of India has health, nutrition, and pre-school education components of services. To ascertain awareness, perception of mothers about functioning and different services of ICDS a cross-sectional community based study was conducted between June to September 2007 in Howrah and Purulia districts of West Bengal. A total of 1235 mothers were included as study subjects. As per opinion of the mothers 73% AWCs opened regularly, behaviour of the AWWs was friendly (71.6%) and 63% mothers opined that ICDS is beneficial to their children. 84.2% mothers were aware of any ICDS services. Quantity and quality of supplementary food was acceptable to 88% and 72.7% mothers respectively. 79.2% and 87.5% mothers did not receive any advice on child feeding and growth chart. Making beneficiaries aware about services by targeted interventions will ensure better utilization of ICDS.


How to cite this article:
Biswas AB, Das DK, Roy RN, Saha I, Shrivastava P, Mitra K. Awareness and perception of mothers about functioning and different services of ICDS in two districts of West Bengal.Indian J Public Health 2010;54:33-35


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Biswas AB, Das DK, Roy RN, Saha I, Shrivastava P, Mitra K. Awareness and perception of mothers about functioning and different services of ICDS in two districts of West Bengal. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Jun 27 ];54:33-35
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