Malnutrition in Maharashtra: The statistics of infant mortality in the month of August is alarming. Shockingly, it has come to light that 19 of these children died in the Upazila Hospital of Dharni.
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Surendra Kumar Akode, Representative, Amravati : For the last several years, in the Melghat of Amravati (Melghat Malnutrition) Malnutrition is a serious problem. The statistics that have come out now have once again highlighted the flammability of this question. As many as 110 children have died in Melghat in the last 5 months. While August alone (August 2022) 36 children died in a month. These children die due to various diseases including malnutrition (Children Death) done.
In Dharani and Chikhaldara talukas of Melghat in Amravati district, 110 children including 77 children aged 0-6 years and 33 children died in five months from April to August. In the last five months, 2525 babies were born in Melghat. Out of that, 36 babies died in the month of August alone.
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The statistics of infant deaths in the month of August are shocking. Shockingly, it has come to light that 19 of these children died in the Upazila Hospital of Dharni. Therefore, the question has arisen that where should the tribal brothers treat the children.
There are 232 children in the severe category of malnutrition. At the same time, anger is being expressed because many posts of employees including 14 B group doctors are vacant. Children are being hit by the poor health system. It is highlighted from the statistics that children whose lives can be saved due to treatment, they also have to lose their lives due to not getting the help of health care at the right time.
The problem of malnutrition of tribal children in Melghat is getting serious day by day. The state and central government are planning various schemes, the courts are dragging their feet, but still the statistics of deaths of malnourished children are not decreasing. Questions are also being raised as the highest number of deaths occurred in the month of August out of a total of 110 deaths in the 150 days from April to August. Experts have also predicted that these figures have increased due to the outbreak of epidemics and water-borne diseases during monsoons.