Issue Date: Aug 31, 2007
in a repeat of last year's grim toll, over 20 children, including infants, died of
malnutrition and other diseases in two gram panchayats in Orissa's Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary since January 2007. A report by an
independent fact-finding team links poverty, unhygienic drinking water and absence of healthcare facilities to the deaths.
The team visited the Gudgudia and Barehipani panchayat s in Mayurbhanj district in early June this year. Diseases such as diarrhoea,
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