Gaushala – Over 7,000 children from six to 59 months are found suffering from malnutrition in Mahottari, the Tarai/Madhes district in the Province 2.
Among them, 2,200 are found with an acute form of malnutrition while 5,002 are mildly malnourished, the District Hospital Mahottari said.
A poor diet or unavailability of sufficient food has caused the problem of malnutrition among the rural children at a larger level while absence of balanced diet is behind the malnutrition issue in urban areas, Dr Girendra Jha said.
With these findings, the District Hospital has launched a special programme against child malnutrition at various (around 10) district-based health facilities.
There are 70,625 children from six to 59 months in the district. ---