Bhopal, December 09, 2016: An average of 82 children died everyday since July in Madhya Pradesh due to various illnesses, data provided by Health Minister Rustam Singh in the state assembly revealed.
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The health Minister informed the state assembly on Friday that from July to October — 123 days in total — 10,171 children died in the state due to pneumonia, diarrhoea, fever and measles, among other reasons.
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The Minister was answering a question raised by Congress MLA Ramniwas Rawat who asked how many children under the age of six and in the age group of 6-12 had died in the state from July? And due to what illnesses? (IANS)