Calcutta, Sept. 21: Health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra today unveiled the government’s plan to distribute nutritional food among school students to prevent them suffering from malnutrition, reports our correspondent.
In a programme organised by the All India Institute of hygiene and Public health at Singur, the minister stressed on the needs for equal distribution of food.
“Some have excess foods and some have nothing. If we do not ensure equal distribution, malnutrition can not be eradicated. We trying to do it,’’ Mishra said.
The health minister asked the director of AIIHPH Indira Chakraborty to submit a specific proposal to the state government on how to eradicate malnutrition especially among the pregnant mother and chuildren. “The government is ready to accept the proposal whatever it may be in this case. I appeal to all people cutting across political affiliation to work together to eradicate malnutrition,’’ Mishra said.
Chakraborty stressed on people awareness down to the village level. “A recent survey report reveals that number of pregnant mother and children in Bengal suffering from malnutrition is alarming and if any positive step is not taken immediately the situation will be grave,’’ Chakraborty said.