WCD to keep close eye on malnourished children

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Dec 2018 11:15:22


 

Staff Reporter,

Soon by the end of this year Women and Child Development Department will ensure declination in the rate of malnourishment in Bhopal division. Department has already completed the health check-up programmes of around 90 per cent of malnourished children. They claimed that they will surely get declination in the rate of malnourished children by the end of current year.


Swarnima Shukla, Joint Director of Women and Child Development Department, speaking to ‘The Hitavada’ said that in the first phase women and child development department has already marked the malnourished, acute malnourished and severely acute malnourished children ageing 0 to 5 years.  In the second phase of the malnourished children programme department admitted severely malnourished children in nutrition rehabilitation centres.  And now in third phase of the same programme department is trying to render finest medical services and nutrition’s to the malnourished children.


She added that department is ensuring the health check up of all the malnourished children. They have already conducted the health check-up of severely acute malnourished children and several of those are recovered various are recovering. Also they have conducted the health check-up of acute malnourished children and now they are keeping close eyes over the malnourished children who all can become severely malnourished.


If these children will not get the immediate nutritional support then they can suffer severe malnourishment.  Therefore, women and child development department is not ignoring them.  Joint Director Shukla said that, women and child development department has completed the 90 percent health check-up and providing nutritional support work so far.
She said that till the end of this year they will complete health check-ups of all the acute malnourished and severely acute malnourished children. And this project will surely result in declination in the numbers of malnourished children.