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Friday , 24 November 2017
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Jharkhand: 52 infants dead in last 30 days in MGM government hospital

At least 52 infants have died in last one month in Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College hospital.

The superintendent of MGM hospital said malnutrition is the reason behind the deaths.

The hospital was established on November 14, 1961. It was undertaken by the Government of Bihar in the year 1979. Since 2010, the college has been affiliated to Chaibasa’s Kolhan University.

The state has been facing the problem of malnutrition among kids, and latest figure added insult to injury.

The development came on the close heels of Gorakhpur tragedy where 30 kids died due to lack of oxygen.

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das had launched Nutrition Mission Jharkhand (NMJ) in 2015 setting a 10-year plan to fight malnutrition in the state. 

The government has stated a plan to serve eggs along with the midday meals for children at Anganwadi centers across the state.

Sources said that the cause of deaths are being probed.

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