Weaker generation: 45% children are anaemic in K-P

Health report shows that 68 per cent children are facing Vitamin A deficiency


Our Correspondent December 02, 2018
A nurse tests a blood sample. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Health report shows that 68 per cent children are facing Vitamin A deficiency, 47 per cent are anaemic and 16 per cent are underweight in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Health Secretary Dr Farooq Jameel said this while addressing inaugural session of the three-day seminar of Pakistan Medical Association “Plight of nutrition in K-P” in local hotel on Saturday.

The health secretary has said that in today’s world billions of people are suffering malnutrition which affects the standard of living. Due to malnutrition, women face complication in pregnancy and deliveries while mental health of children also suffers.  

Published in The Express Tribune, December 2nd, 2018.

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