Nearly 25 pc of children in Matale malnourished | Daily News

Nearly 25 pc of children in Matale malnourished

Between 20 percent and 25 percent of children under the age of five in the Matale district are gradually declining in weight due to various reasons they are facing, an ongoing health survey revealed.

The Rural Family Health Officers said the main reason for this change in the health of the children seemed to be the rapid growth of illegal drug use in rural areas, causing the financial status of families to be jeopardized.

Therefore, if the Government formulates a systematic programme to uplift the nutritional status of the rural children, this situation can be alleviated, they said. They also said that there should be a solution to the drug menace in this area.

 


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