12 malnourished children admitted in NRC, will be looked after for 14 days
Varanasi, 14 May (H.S.). 12 malnourished children have been admitted to the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC) at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Hospital, Pandeypur. These children will be looked after at the center for 14 days under the supervision of doctors and staff. In the center, children will be given treatment and nutritious food. Food will be given to the child after two hours in the initial phase. This process continues at night as well. Apart from this, a daily allowance of fifty rupees is also given to the mother or other family members accompanying the child in addition to food.
District Program Officer (DPO) of Child Development Services and Nutrition Department DK Singh said on Saturday that at present a total of 12 children are admitted in the NRC, in which they have been admitted by increasing two extra beds for two children. There are ten beds in total. He said that parents of highly malnourished children are being motivated to enroll in NRC. The admitted children will be discharged from the NRC after fully recovering. He said that after the discharge of all these children, the second list of malnourished children is ready for admission. Last month only 14 children were admitted against 20 children. On which the District Magistrate expressed his displeasure.
NRC in-charge Dr Saurabh Singh informed that the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center is a facility where medical facilities are provided free of cost to severely malnourished children in the age group of six months to five years with medical complications. Apart from this, the mothers of the children are given training in the care and feeding skills necessary for the holistic development of the children. He told that the children, who have gone after getting treatment, are given allowance even after they are brought again for re-examination. If he comes to follow up the treatment in 15 days, then he gets Rs 140. They get this allowance for two months.