Chandigarh: More than 20 percent of Chandigarh children are malnourished – Malnutrition in Chandigarh: More than 20 percent of Chandigarh children are malnourished

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The development of smart city children is at risk. 20.2% of children in the city are underweight while 1.9% are overweight. In this situation, your health is at risk. This reality has appeared in the recent report of the National Family Health Survey, in which based on the analysis revealed after the assessment of the children of Chandigarh, it has been said that their development is delayed. According to the norm, neither his height increases nor his overall development. What is more surprising is that the survey report states that only 19.1% of children aged 6-23 months in Chandigarh are getting enough food. Experts are worried about this.

Dr Gunjan Baweja, a member of the Children’s Academy of India, says that it is very important that children receive only breast milk from birth to 6 months, but after that you need to get other nutrients as per the norm. If mothers think that giving more milk than food will be beneficial for their child, it is not correct. After a while, if a balanced and nutritious diet is not available, children become vulnerable to infection. This can lead to serious problems like malnutrition later on, so don’t make the mistake of neglecting a balanced diet.

You have to think about six percent of the population
In 2021, NITI Aayog released the first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). He said that around six percent of Chandigarh’s population falls under the extremely poor category. Apart from this, earlier ration cards were made for the poor of Chandigarh. Wheat, rice, sugar, etc. were given each month in these ration cards. In 2015, the administration stopped giving ration and those from whom ration cards were made were included in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. Instead of ration, a fixed amount was given to his account. Currently the number of these families is around 62,500. Under Antyodaya Anna Yojana Rs 125.46 per member (every month) is issued for yellow card holder family and Rs 878.22 per family.

Mothers take care of that
Manisha Arora, dietician, GMSH-16, says that proper nutrition for a pregnant woman has far-reaching effects on her life and the life of the unborn baby. The complete diet of the mother during pregnancy has a positive effect on the height of the baby. Due to the lack of a complete diet, the development of intelligence in the child is also not possible. During pregnancy, it is also necessary for the woman to take iron and folic acid in the appropriate amount in her daily diet. The first 1000 days after a woman’s conception are the most important stage in a child’s early life. The lack of adequate nutrition in the early stages can hinder the child’s physical and mental development.

Dr. Ramani Singh Bedi said: The situation is very serious
World Medical Association consultant and paediatrician, Dr Ramnik Singh Bedi, said the Global Nutrition Report (GNR 2021) released on November 23, 2021 shows that 161 countries, including India, have included in the report. He said that India has not made any progress in reducing anemia or its condition is said to be worsening. India is also among the 23 countries that have neither improved nor worsened the problem of underweight children. You need to think seriously about this.

Survey report that explains the reality

  • 54.6% of children aged 6-59 months have anemia in Chandigarh.
  • 20.2% of children under 5 are underweight
  • 1.9% of children under 5 are overweight
  • Only 19.1% of babies aged 6 to 23 months get enough food
  • 25.2% of 5-year-old children have delayed growth
  • Weight and height of 2.4 percent of 5-year-olds not up to standards

The number of people living in the colonies is much more compared to the sectors of Chandigarh. There is poverty. The level of education is also low. People are not aware of their health. Because of this, the level of civil health there is weak. It also has a direct impact on the children in this area. What is causing malnutrition. People there do not even know what elements are necessary for the complete development of the child.
-Doctor. Ramnik Singh Bedi, pediatrician and advisor to the World Medical Association

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The development of smart city children is at risk. 20.2% of children in the city are underweight while 1.9% are overweight. In this situation, your health is at risk. This reality has appeared in the recent report of the National Family Health Survey, in which based on the analysis revealed after the assessment of the children of Chandigarh, it has been said that their development is delayed. According to the norm, neither his height increases nor his overall development. What is more surprising is that the survey report states that only 19.1% of children aged 6-23 months in Chandigarh are getting enough food. Experts are worried about this.

Dr Gunjan Baweja, a member of the Children’s Academy of India, says that it is very important that children receive only breast milk from birth to 6 months, but after that you need to get other nutrients as per the norm. If mothers think that giving more milk than food will be beneficial for their child, it is not correct. After a while, if a balanced and nutritious diet is not available, children become vulnerable to infection. This can lead to serious problems like malnutrition later on, so don’t make the mistake of neglecting a balanced diet.

You have to think about six percent of the population

In 2021, NITI Aayog released the first Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). He said that around six percent of Chandigarh’s population falls under the extremely poor category. Apart from this, earlier ration cards were made for the poor of Chandigarh. Wheat, rice, sugar, etc. were given each month in these ration cards. In 2015, the administration stopped giving ration and those from whom ration cards were made were included in the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. Instead of ration, a fixed amount was given to his account. Currently the number of these families is around 62,500. Under Antyodaya Anna Yojana Rs 125.46 per member (every month) is issued for yellow card holder family and Rs 878.22 per family.

Mothers take care of that

Manisha Arora, dietician, GMSH-16, says that proper nutrition for a pregnant woman has far-reaching effects on her life and the life of the unborn baby. The complete diet of the mother during pregnancy has a positive effect on the height of the baby. Due to the lack of a complete diet, the development of intelligence in the child is also not possible. During pregnancy, it is also necessary for the woman to take iron and folic acid in the appropriate amount in her daily diet. The first 1000 days after a woman’s conception are the most important stage in a child’s early life. The lack of adequate nutrition in the early stages can hinder the child’s physical and mental development.

Dr. Ramani Singh Bedi said: The situation is very serious

World Medical Association consultant and paediatrician, Dr Ramnik Singh Bedi, said the Global Nutrition Report (GNR 2021) released on November 23, 2021 shows that 161 countries, including India, have included in the report. He said that India has not made any progress in reducing anemia or its condition is said to be worsening. India is also among the 23 countries that have neither improved nor worsened the problem of underweight children. You need to think seriously about this.

Survey report that explains the reality

  • 54.6% of children aged 6-59 months have anemia in Chandigarh.
  • 20.2% of children under 5 are underweight
  • 1.9% of children under 5 are overweight
  • Only 19.1% of babies aged 6 to 23 months get enough food
  • 25.2% of 5-year-old children have delayed growth
  • Weight and height of 2.4 percent of 5-year-olds not up to standards

The number of people living in the colonies is much more compared to the sectors of Chandigarh. There is poverty. The level of education is also low. People are not aware of their health. Because of this, the level of civil health there is weak. It also has a direct impact on the children in this area. What is causing malnutrition. People there do not even know what elements are necessary for the complete development of the child.

-Doctor. Ramnik Singh Bedi, pediatrician and advisor to the World Medical Association

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