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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Aug 2:

As has been the trend with Central teams visiting Odisha, the fact-finding team from the Centre that was on a visit to Nagada in Jajpur district wherein 19 infants had died due to malnutrition, was all praise for the work done by the state government after the incident.

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“First of all, the state government has responded positively towards the problem in the region, which is clearly visible. There are some problems which are perennial to the whole country. Some problems come acutely. So I don’t think we can have a solution for everything in one capsule. Again I say there are some problems which are pan India. That acute problem that had happened I think that is going to be contained and we will discuss that,” said Arun Singh, a member of the fact-finding team speaking to reporters.

“We are focusing on long-term engagement and mobilization that is our strategy. Camps will run and anganwadis have already been set up. The health camp is going to be a permanent here. These are permanent facilities that are going to be here,” said Vishal Dev, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development department who had accompanied the Central fact-finding team to Nagada.