Balochistan Health Secretary for expanding the reach of nutrition programme
QUETTA: In Balochistan, the provincial health department has completed its work to expand Nutrition Project for Mothers and Children to twenty-four more districts of the province.
Provincial Health Secretary Muhammad Nasar said the expansion of the project to the new districts is awaiting the provincial cabinet’s approval.
He said the project marked significant achievements in seven districts of the province, where its first phase was launched.
Saleh Nasar said this programme helped curtail mortality rate in Dera Bugti, Khulo, Punjgor, Killa Saifullah, Lasbila, Noshki and Kharan.
He said as a result of careful measures taken by the health department under this programme, malnutrition ratio of under five years of age children has reduced by thirty percent in the last two years.
The Secretary said ten percent reduction in anemia has also been achieved.