NHRC seeks reply from Hooda govt on malnutrition charges
National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday sought reply from Haryana government on alleged severe malnutrition in some areas of the state. According to a statement, notices in this regard were served to the state’s health department and other senior officials after the panel took suo motu cognisance of a media report, quoting a study of PGI (Chandigarh), that Karnal, Yamuna Nagar, Panchkula and Ambala districts of Haryana have an alarming situation on malnutrition among children. ‘37.4 per cent children of these districts were found to be underweight; 42.8 per cent suffered from stunted growth; and 17.5 per cent from wasting. 95 per cent children were found anaemic in district Karnal,’ it said.