Children in border villages suffering from malnutrition

ITANAGAR, Apr 22: Majority of the children and women living in various border villages of Longding district have reportedly been found suffering from malnutrition, worm infection, and vitamin deficiencies.
The Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP), which conducted a series of free medical camps in various border villages in the district from 16 to 21 April, informed that most of the patients who attended the camps were found suffering from malnutrition and worm infection – especially children below eight years.
As many as 800 patients attended the medical camps, which were organized at Chanu, Konnu, Kamhua Noknu, and Wakka villages from, informed the AVP.
While the women were detected with iron, calcium and vitamin (A, B1 and D) deficiency, the youths were found suffering from night blindness due to Vitamin A deficiency, the AVP said.
It urged the state government to take steps to address these health problems.
The AVP’s state medical in-charge Dr RB Mishra and state joint organizing secretary Suneel Kumar led the medical camps, which were organized in collaboration with the AVP’s Longding unit.