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Behind the occasional flying tempers and sudden screams in Kashmir hospitals, the fatal health crisis created by nutritional deficiencies remains the least reported and talked about affair. It looked like a routine medical emergency announced by a speedy ambulance’s wailing siren on the streets of Srinagar, but the ensued mourning only made it a last ride of a young woman knitting woollens to welcome her baby till the other day. The labour pain had set…

Srinagar: While there is a considerable improvement in maternal health and supply of vaccines for childhood immunisation in Jammu and Kashmir, the nutritional health of adults and children has worsened, according to the latest edition of National Health and Family Survey (NHFS). The malnutrition indicators, as per the survey have worsened, with the increasing percentage of children with wasting and anaemia. “Wasting percentage has increased in under 5 children in J&K along with other states…