Another infant dies of malnutrition in Attappady, making toll 32

July 12, 2013 07:09 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 11:02 am IST - Palakkad (Kerala)

A scene at an anganwadi in a tribal hamlet in Attappady. File photo: Thulasi Kakkat

A scene at an anganwadi in a tribal hamlet in Attappady. File photo: Thulasi Kakkat

One more newborn child of a tribal couple from Attappady tribal belt died at the Medical College Hospital at Thrissur on Friday, officials said.

With the death of the one-day old child, the number of infants who lost their lives due to malnutrition in Attappady in recent months has gone up to 32.

Malnutrition and being underweight was stated to be the reason for the infant’s death, official sources said.

Taking a serious view of the situation, the State government had recently announced a special health package for the tribal region.

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh had visited the area last month along with the State Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to study the situation.

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