800 infants died in two years in Palghar, Maharashtra insists it's not malnourishment

  • | Monday | 19th August, 2019

It may be part of the Mumbai metropolitan region, but Palghar district is where the chasm that separates the underprivileged is most starkly at display. More than 800 infants have vanished into this widening gap in two years. While welfare workers in this region that abuts Mumbai attribute the deaths to malnutrition, the state government claims they occurred due to factors like premature birth, asphyxia and heart ailments. Over the same years, maternal fatalities recorded in the district, carved out of Thane in 2014, was eight and five, respectively. She said that the government had taken a number of measures to check malnutrition and related deaths.

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