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80 toddlers in Depok malnourished: Depok Health Agency

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 15, 2017   /   08:00 am
80 toddlers in Depok malnourished: Depok Health Agency A nurse treats a patient suffering from malnutrition at Budhi Asih Regional General Hospital in Jakarta on Feb. 27. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Depok administration has revealed that 80 toddlers from 11 districts in the city suffered from malnutrition this year.  

Some cases of malnutrition occurred because of comorbidity of hydrocephalus and heart problems.

Depok Health Agency head Lies Karmawati said the number of malnourished children had decreased compared to 13 years ago.

“Thirteen years ago, there were 500 cases of malnutrition,” Lies said on Tuesday according to wartakota.tribunnews.com.

The Depok administration has targeted reducing the number of cases of malnutrition by 50 percent each year by giving malnourished toddlers nutritious food for 90 days or more.

The administration also provided women with education on giving their children a balanced diet, Lies said.

Pregnant women were also advised to have a balanced diet to prevent stunting their children, she added. (cal)