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Rajasthan Government signed deal with NHM, UNICEF & GAIN to counter malnourishment

May 5, 2015 14:07 IST

Rajasthan Government on 4 May 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Health Mission (NHM), UNICEF and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) in Jaipur to tackle the severe problem of malnourishment of the state.

Initially, the programme will be implemented in thirteen districts in which more than 10000 children have been identified as malnourished. To deal with malnourishment, a special management programme will be organised on the community basis.

At present, Rajasthan has 40 malnourishment treatment centres, which are equipped with 10000 beds. It is also facilitated with 107 centres with six beds.

Background
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the state budget 2015-16 announced that special attention will be given to the children falling out of medical reach in state.

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