MAL­NU­TRI­TION RE­PORTS IN CY­CLONE AF­FECTED AR­EAS A CON­CERN: HEALTH MIN­ISTRY

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More nat­u­rally grown food has been sent as ra­tions to Koro Is­land and other af­fected ar­eas, says Min­is­ter for Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vicers Jone Usa­mate.

He said this af­ter re­ports of mal­nu­tri­tion had been re­ceived from a num­ber of af­fected ar­eas es­pe­cially from Koro Is­land in the Lo­maiv­iti Group.

“Food ra­tions dis­trib­uted to th­ese af­fected ar­eas are mostly packed and tin foods and the Min­istry of Health is try­ing its best to ad­dress this is­sue,” he said. How­ever Min­is­ter Usa­mate said that he needs to look more into the is­sue as he is not fully aware of it. The Min­istry has set up a sta­tion to look at the re­ported cases of mal­nu­tri­tion.

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