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Health Ministry sends specialists for on the spot assessment of malnutrition deaths among children

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In response to the report of deaths due to malnutrition in Jajpur district of Odisha, and based upon the request received from Minister of State(IC), Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, a high level team has been constituted by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J.P. Nadda to carry out an on the spot assessment of the situation and investigate into the causes that led to the incident. The team comprises of senior officers and malnutrition-deaths-among-childrenpublic health experts from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Women & Child Development.

The team is visiting the Nagada village under Sukinda block to carry out a detailed on the spot assessment and will submit a report on the matter to Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare.

The Union Health Minister stated that the Centre is ready to extend all assistance to the State in terms of preventive and curative measures for managing the situation in the district.

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