Jose John June 4, 2016 No Comments
HEALTH: LET’S START FROM OUR CHILDREN Human resources of a nation are its biggest capital and when we talk of human resources, we have to lay greater emphasis on moulding our young human resources, children. No nation can progress on any front by neglecting its children. Children are the nation’s future. A sizeable percentage of our population is children and we cannot afford to neglect them at any cost. Women and children constitute the most vulnerable sections of our society and they need the special care of the state. The health and nutrition of children is invariably linked to poverty; in other words, poverty deprives poor children of their right to survival, right to food and nutrition and proper medical care. Maharashtra is a comparatively progress State and around 160 km from India’s proud financial capital, Mumbai, is Thane district, a predominantly tribal belt with hilly terrain, poor soil, lack of irrigation and rampant unemployment, an ideal home of hundreds of severely malnourished children. As many as 1,100 children in the age-group 0-6 died in Thane district between April 2005 and March 2006. Government denies it, but the region has witnessed chronic malnutrition. The greatest disease of the region is poverty that spawns anemic mothers-to-be who give birth to...
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