1,700 kids malnourished in Kavre, study findsA recent study has found that 1,771 children are malnourished, 84 of them severely, in Kavre district.
A recent study has found that 1,771 children are malnourished, 84 of them severely, in Kavre district.
The study was conducted by Nepal Prabidhik Sahayogi Samuha in coordination with the District Health Office (DHO). They had studied 28,000 children under the age of five.
The study team has concluded that hardships caused by the devastating earthquake of April 2015 worsened the situation of malnutrition in Kavre. Dr Arjun Sapkota, the DHO chief, said attention was not paid in children’s nutrition in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake resulting in malnutrition.
“Children could suffer from malnutrition if we ignore smallest of thing in their diet. There wouldn’t be such problem if people cared about children nutrition,” said Dr Arjun Sapkota, the DHO chief.
The study also found that 840 postpartum and pregnant women suffer from malnutrition in the district.
The DHO has set up a special treatment centre at the District Hospital and launched out patient service in 19 health centres across the district to treat the malnutrition patients.