Anaemia Levels Of Children Under-5 In Mumbai, Maharashtra On The Rise
The Times of India Mumbai|November 26, 2021
A whopping 67% of India's under-five children or almost seven out of every 10 children have anemia, a condition in which the blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells, according to the National Family Health Survey-5.

Mumbai:

In Mumbai, the financial capital, the numbers are worse: with 72.8% of children living in the island city having anemia as compared to 65.6% in the suburbs.

Anemia is an indicator of inadequate iron in the body and could lead to symptoms such as breathlessness, irregular heartbeat or malnutrition. It can be easily treated with improved diet and iron supplements, but the country has been struggling to check it despite having a national control programme.

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