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Audit report on AES deaths puts Bihar govt in dock -Arun Kumar

d actual expenditure, even as preventive, case management and rehabilitation system did not strengthen over the same period. The report quotes superintendent of SKMCH in Muzaffarpur as saying that Malnutrition in children, hot and humid conditions and low baseline sugar level were the responsible factors for the causalities due to AES. The report also blames the poor fund management, saying it remained parked at the state level and could not rea

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Malnutrition: 15 hospitals in Ghaziabad to treat kids without cost -Aditya Dev

-The Times of India GHAZIABAD: As many as 15 private hospitals in the Ghaziabad district of UP have agreed to provide free treatment and food to 2,425 children suffering from acute Malnutrition, officials said. The administration has set a target to pull out the children from acute Malnutrition (red category) by September 30. A private hospital has already agreed to work. Now, 14 more hospitals have

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All about Malnutrition and starvation deaths in India

-The Hindu The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea that starvation deaths continue to eat into the right to life and dignity of social fabric and a “radical” new measure like community kitchens need to be set up across the country to feed the poor and the hungry. A Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana issued notice on Monday to the government on the petition filed jointly by activists Anun Dhawan, Ishann Dhawan and Kunjana Singh, represented by advocates Ashima Mandla and

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Govt holds nutrition event in 5-star hotel, kids in anganwadis go hungry -Vishav Bharti

at these centres. The reason is that the Department of Social Security has failed to purchase food in various districts. There are over five lakh children at 26,656 anganwadi centres. To stop Malnutrition among the kids, the anganwadis were launched as part of the Integrated Child Development Services Scheme in 1975-76. Under the scheme, pre-school children between 3 and 6 are provided sweet dalia, kheer, panjiri etc. These items are purchased

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Mothers, kid compete to swallow boiled eggs in Odisha

f Poshan (nutrition) month, women, local public representatives, anganwadi workers (AWW) and ASHA members came together in one platform to underline the need of relevance of eggs in dietary and fight Malnutrition. Odisha is one of the few leading States in the country that provide eggs to combat under-nutrition. Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tripura and West Bengal are other States where egg is an important comp

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Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

urnalists can learn from local media at Muzaffarpur -Umesh Kumar Ray, Newslaundry.com, 1 July, 2019, please click here to access  Medical investigators say Muzaffarpur deaths probably due to Malnutrition and delayed care, The Telegraph, 28 June, 2019, please click here to access  AES in Bihar: Poor anganwadi centres failed to deliver, Down to Earth, 25 June, 2019, please click here to access  In Muzaffarpur, AES is a grim re

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Egg row: Social activists demand to serve it 5 days/week in midday meals

maj have come out in support of inclusion of eggs in the meals for the students. Stressing on the nutrition value eggs contain, the organizations said that it's the most suitable option to combat Malnutrition among children in no time. "If eggs are not included in the state programs even now, then the children of Chhattisgarh will be pushed further into Malnutrition," they added. CM Baghel

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The malaise of Malnutrition -Thomas Abraham

arget A new report, ‘Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019’, authored by the Government of India and the United Nations World Food Programme, paints a picture of hunger and Malnutrition amongst children in large pockets of India. This punctures the image of a nation marching towards prosperity. It raises moral and ethical questions about the nature of a state and society that, after 70 years of independence, still condemns h

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Don't blame the litchi -T Jacob John

-The Indian Express Deaths in Muzaffarpur are due to chronic Malnutrition Muzaffarpur in Bihar is famous for litchis and infamous for children dying due to annual seasonal brain disease outbreaks. The common brain diseases in children with high mortality are meningitis, encephalitis and encephalopathy. These three have clear-cut differences and very different treatments. Trained paediatricians know how to distinguish the three. If diagnostic

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Healthcare's primary problem -Soham D Bhaduri

ats in the country. There is also a one-fifth shortage of ASHA personnel, and nearly one-third of the sub-health centres have no health workers at all. While the State reels under the highest load of Malnutrition in India, a study found that around 71% and 38% of funds meant for hot, cooked meals and take home ration, respectively, under the supplementary nutrition programme, were pilfered. Meals were served for just more than half the number of presc

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