GULBARGA: Karnataka High Court Judge and chief of a panel on malnutrition Justice N K Patil said he would submit a report to the High Court before June 15 recommending that the district deputy commissioners be held responsible for suffering or deaths of children due to malnutrition.
Presiding over a regionallevel meeting of the deputy commissioners, deputy directors of the Women and Children Welfare Department of districts of Gulbarga region and CDPOs of the region, Justice Patil said that it was the duty of the government to give proper care to children suffering from malnutrition in eight districts of the state, including Gulbarga.
“Government should open separate cells for providing special nutritious food and medical care to the children suffering from malnutrition.
It is a matter of concern that the benefits given by the government to the children were not reaching them,” Justice Patil said.
Women and children welfare and health department should work in coordination, he added.
Principal Secretary of Women and Children Welfare Department Ramesh Zalaki, Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare department E V Ramanareddy, Commissioner of Primary and Secondary Education G Kumar Naik were present