A section of the elderly population living in Delhi’s charitable old-age homes are battling malnutrition while a much larger group is at “the risk of it”, said a study by an AIIMS doctor.
To strengthen monitoring of existing interventions for making Odisha malnutrition free, the State government has decided to roll out Ojan Utsav under the Mission Poshan 2.0 this month.
It has been implementing various schemes and projects targeting the overall wellbeing of pregnant, lactating women and their infants.
The BJP on Tuesday slammed the State government for its failure to address the issue of malnutrition among children within the six year age group, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
The district medical and health department in coordination with the ICDS is conducting MAM, SAM programmes to solve malnutrition among children.
Since the beginning of the year, roughly 13,000 newborns have died from malnutrition & hunger-related diseases in Afghanistan. That is on average more than 170 babies every single day.
Besides, a BJD worker Pradyumna Tripathy sustained critical injuries in a poll-related violence in Panikipalli area under Sohela block of Bargarh district during the fourth phase of the polls.
In the past, the tribal villagers had to trek at least 11 km through hilly terrains and dense forest to reach the nearest polling station at Deogaon primary school to exercise their franchise.
To make matters worse, her father Rama, a daily wager is unable to avail advanced treatment for his daughter due to poverty.
Despite the rising numbers of children affected by malnutrition, the Ministry of Public Health said no malnutrition care centers are active in Afghanistan.
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated drastically since the Taliban took control of Kabul last year in mid-August.
The village now boasts of proper houses, road connectivity, safe drinking water and uninterrupted power supply
Among 19 deceased, a 4-yr-old boy of Cuttack suffered from acute malnutrition
While verifying the deaths of the 36 infants, Hyderabad's Deputy Director-General Health said that children born in Tharparkar district and its surrounding regions suffer from malnutrition
An interaction between policy intellectuals on health and nutrition was held in the city where the rise in cases of malnutrition amongst urban children was discussed.