Union Health ministry team visits Nagada

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Jajpur: A five-member team of the Union Health Ministry visited Nagada village in Jajpur district today to take stock of the situation there following the death of 18 children due to malnutrition in the last three months.

According to sources, the team is being accompanied by the collector of Jajpur district.

Upon their arrival in Odisha yesterday, the central team reviewed the mitigation measures undertaken by the concerned departments after the deaths came to light.

The team, which is led by the joint director in the Union Health department Chetan Sanghvi, held a meeting with the Jajpur collector and other senior officials yesterday.

According to sources, the team is scheduled to hold discussions with the concerned authorities of the State government after returning from Nagada.

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