Mansi, face of Nagada malnutrition dies

Jajpur: Two-year-old Manasi whose face bore the appalling picture of abject malnutrition of Nagada in Jajpur lost her battle after succumbing to malaria.

As per sources, Mansi, daughter of Dhaneswar Pradhan died of malaria while under treatment at Tisco hospital in Kaliapani. She was admitted to the hospital two days back.

A wave of death had swept through Nagada last summer when as many as 19 children died in the village within three months.

“She had fever for two days and was brought to the hospital. However, she could not be treated,” said Dhaneswar.

“Yesterday we got information that she was ill and admitted to hospital. Doctors identified that that she was suffering from malaria,” said Sukinda Block CDPO, Tilotamma Mohapatra.