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396 kids died in Palghar in 1 year due to malnutrition, other

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

As many as 396 children died due to and other reasons in district of in 2017-18, of Women and Child Development said today.

member Ravindra Phatak, raising the issue through a Calling Attention motion in the Legislative Council, said an alarming rise in infant mortality was witnessed in district.

"Has the government taken note of the seriousness of the issue and done anything about it?" he asked.

Munde said that 396 children died during 2017-18.

"However, the deaths were not just because of but other medical reasons as well. There has been no rise in cases of deaths in the past three months," she said.

Her department has started gram vikas kendras for malnourished children where children are screened regularly, the said.

"Apart from that, the WCD department is conducting training of parents with the help of medical officers, workers and government officials," she said.

The district, which has a sizable tribal population, has been in for deaths in the past.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 00:25 IST