The local pregnant population lacks high protein, calcium and vitamins in their daily diet. Hence, hematinics, calcium with vitamin D, vitamin B Complex with Zinc, Folic Acid tablets and high protein powder packets are dispensed to them throughout their pregnancy and postnatal period. The high protein powder is prepared in the Sri Sathya Sai Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust kitchen.
Overall, anaemia and high blood pressure in pregnancy has been reduced considerably. The number of expected low-birth-weight foetuses has also been reduced. The women too, encouraged by the medical camp doctors and paramedical staff, are now markedly more aware of the preventive measures for health and hygiene.