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In Cooch Behar, 149 babies were admitted between July-September 2011 and of them 57 died, while in North Dinajpur, the number of admissions came down to 123 and 24 of the children died. Interestingly, in Bankura the number of admission although had increased to 260, the number of child deaths between this period remained around 18.
It may be noted that for reducing infant mortality rate and to provide adequate care to SAM children, the state health department has decided to set up 10 nutritional rehabilitation centres in 2011-12 and 25 centres will be set up in the next financial year. The DPR of 10 centres is being prepared.
Asit Biswas, spokesperson of the state health department, said they are also sending additional doctors to rural areas so that they could train the MOs on ways to improve the quality of treatment to be delivered to SAM children with limited infrastructure.
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