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Health Ministry swings into action after reports on deaths due to malnutrition

In response to the report of deaths due to malnutrition in Jajpur district of Odisha, health ministry swung into action. Ministry has sent a team of specialists for on the spot assessment of incidents of malnutrition deaths.

A team has been constituted by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP 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 public health experts from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Women and Child Development. It 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 the Union Minister of Health and 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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