Bangalore: 27th August 2013
India’s IT capital has a dark side – it has 2,122 malnourished children, most of them in slums. The BBMP discovered this in three of its zones where it conducted health camps. Of the underweight children, 1,246, or 59%, are girls. The worst-hit children are in the 2-5 age group. The survey, conducted in the East, West and South zones, points to a looming public health problem due to poverty.
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