Over 11, 000 kids malnourished in Mahottari

children-jajarkotchilMahottari / Dec 18 : The District Public Health Office, Mahottari, has started the children’s nutrition programme after 11,000 kids in Mahottari district were found suffering from malnutrition.

Under the programme, fortified food is being distributed to the vulnerable children in the district.

Acute malnutrition has been seen in 1,888 children and complex type of malnutrition in 9,000 children in the district.

The fortified food (nutrition flour) packets are being distributed to the children in various places around Jaleshwor, the district headquarters, in the first phase from on Monday.

This campaign of distributing packets of nutritious flour would be expanded across the district, according to Girendra Jha, the Child Nutrition Officer.

Nutrition units would be set up at 11 various places including at Jaleshwar, Bardibas, Gaushala, Loharpatti, Pipara, Ekdara, Balawa and Ramgopalpur under this campaign. RSS

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