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39% children in Gujarat victim of malnutrition: Rahul

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Vice President on Wednesday said 39 per cent children in were malnourished and sought to know if this was the "wonder" of the government's healthcare policy in the state.

This was Gandhi's eighth question as part of a strategy wherein Gandhi would put up one question daily to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Assembly polls.

Gandhi also flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its decision to give Bhuj's hospital on lease to the Adani Group for its medical college.

In a tweet, the leader said: "Thirty-nine per cent children in are victims of malnutrition. Infant mortality rate is 33 per 1,000, rising healthcare prices, shortage of doctors."

Gandhi said: "In Bhuj, a hospital was given on lease to a friend (Adani Group) for 99 years. Is this the wonder of your healthcare policy?"

Gandhi has been putting one question every day in a bid to take on the Vijay Rupani-led in Gujarat, where polling will take place on December 9 and 14.

He previously put out posers on unemployment among youths, women safety, education, "undue benefit" to power selling companies, state debt and the Prime Minister's flagship 'Housing for All' scheme.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 18:36 IST
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