Need for nutritional products for children stressed

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Staff Reporter

Expressing concern over mal-nutrition among children in the country, health professionals have urged the government to help facilitate availability of health and nutritional products for children at cheap rates by reviewing heavy import and regulatory duty structure.
Nearly four in 10 Under-five children in Punjab are stunted while nearly two out of every 10 children under five also suffer from wasting, a form of malnutrition which puts affected children at high risk of dying, they said while quoting a survey. Health professionals added that said that 23.5% of children under-five were found to be underweight while 9.9% were overweight in Punjab.