Bilateral pitting oedema is swelling in both legs characterised by an indentation, or ‘pit’ that remains when pressure is applied to the swollen area.
The delegation will visit rice fortification sites to understand the process, machinery used, quality control measures and safety standards.
A former sarpanch on condition of anonymity said the symptoms of Thakura and Mita were similar to that of the children who died due to malnutrition in 2016.
Sudan was plunged into chaos after monthslong tensions between the military and a rival paramilitary force exploded into open fighting on April 15.
Nearly half of the rural population is deprived of nutrition, according to the government think-tank’s National Multidimensional Poverty Index.
State spends around Rs 1,000 crore on children’s welfare annually
Gujarat woman and child development minister informed the state assembly this March that 1,25,707 children are malnourished in 30 districts of state as on December 21, 2022.
The Global Hunger Index 2022, based on cases of stunting, wasting and deaths among Indian children, placed the country at a poor 107th rank among 121 countries.
The Health and Family Welfare Department of Gujarat implemented a mHealth Programme called TeCHO+ (Technology for Community Health Operations), which revealed disturbing statistics.
The humble egg had run into resistance when introduced as part of the midday meal scheme, and now, budget constraints have limited it to one a week
The project was started in November 2018 in 50 villages and in 2021, additional 79 were added in the list.
The drop in the number of girls in the age group of 11-14 years shows that many fake beneficiaries and wrong entries have been removed, officials added.