Malnutrition rate alarming in GB
GILGIT – The infant mortality rate in GB is 74 percent whereas under-five mortality rate is 92 percent as per a survey report of Scaling up Nutrition unit of planning and development department of Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to the survey, birth registration rate of Gilgit-Baltistan is only 19 percent, child labour rate 45 percent and rate of marriage before age 18 is 43 percent.
The program consultant Dr Nadir Shah made a presentation in the workshop on nutrition with all stakeholders where secretary planning and development Babar Aman and Minister for Information Fida Husain were also present.
GB Secretary planning and development Babar Aman said on the occasion that it is the responsibility of health department to take necessary measures for better health conditions in the province.
Dr Nadir Shah said that the reasons behind malnutrition in the province are selling of ban food items and provision of pure water to only 3% population across the Gilgit-Baltistan.
Courtesy The Nation