More than 157 child malnutrition cases reported in Mira-Bhayandar

As per reports, 36 out of the 157 children have been categorised under the severe acute malnutrition group.

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The number of underprivileged people in Mumbai has always been a concern, as adults along with their kids live in extremely poor conditions in the city. District administration over the years has not been successful in making a difference to their lives, and as per a recently released report, the insensitive attitude of the department has shown new results. Reports reveal that the twin-city of Mira-Bhayandar has more than 157 malnourished children, out of which around 36 have been categorised under the severe acute malnutrition group.

Poor administrative abilities and offerings have unfortunately led to a day where many children today across Anganwadi centres are not provided with fundamental facilities. These centres are usually facilitated based on the schematic norms of the Integrated Child Development Services.

Former legislator, Vivek Pandit, was informed about the same and he along with the team understood the poor conditions during their recent visit to the tribal-dominated pockets and anganwadis. Talking about the same, he said, “While the condition was appalling at most anganwadis, the quality of nutritive diet was equally sub-standard. Moreover, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation is least bothered in addressing such a serious issue. The concerned officials have failed to maintain records, which indicated no proper monitoring of activities at centres.”

Pandit further mentioned that strict action will be taken by the panel to ensure that necessary facilities are offered immediately to the children across all the 72 anganwadis, with an aim that children in tribal regions were not deprived in any condition.

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