Wednesday, 5 September 2012

MALNUTRITION: 100 pediatricians to be roped in to tackle malnutrition

TNN Sep 2, 2012, 11.53AM IST
BHOPAL: The district health authorities would rope in about 100 private pediatricians from the state capital in a bid to provide specialized care to about 3500 malnourished children and bring down malnutrition levels. Each pediatrician would be asked to adopt 35 malnourished children in their vicinity and treat them.
Speaking at a pediatricians meeting on Saturday evening, district chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr Pankaj Shukla said that there are some 3,225 malnourished children in the city. "If a private pediatrician adopts 35 malnourished children in their vicinity, we could half the levels of malnutrition in Bhopal," he added.

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