Over 400 new cases of malnutrition reported in Sheopur district of MP

Over 400 new cases of malnutrition reported in Sheopur district of MP






Over 400 new cases of malnutrition reported in Sheopur district of MP



Sheopur :  More than 400 new cases of malnutrition were reported in the tribal-dominated areas of this district while more than 50 people have reportedly died during the past few days after suffering from it. “So far, 419 cases of malnutrition were reported and out of it, 112 children were severely malnourished. As many as ten teams, comprising of Woman and Child Development, UNICEF and Health Mission, were constituted and they were sent to 90 villages for the check up. The teams have toured the villages during the past four days,” Collector Panna Lal Solanki has said yesterday. Mr Solanki said that in all 3,326 children were earmarked for examinations of malnutrition. Severely malnourished children were admitted to nutrition rehabilitation centres, while 307 affected children were being monitored in the villages, he added. Meanwhile, the state regime went into a tizzy as more than 50 tribal children reportedly died of malnutrition and diarrhea in Golipura and some other villages during the past ten days. Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Rustam Singh also rushed to the affected villages to take stock of the situation after the reports of deaths poured in. Principal opposition Congress also targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled State government over its ‘failure’ to control malnutrition as Parliamentarian and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia dashed off a missive to Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

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