Volume : IV, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Abstract :

 Objective: To assess the effectiveness of facility–based care for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 

MALNUTRITION TREATMENT CENTER
Design: Review of data.
Setting:–MALNUTRITION TREATMENT CENTER IN KOTA,RAJASTHAN,INDIA.
Participants: Children admitted to MTC (from1 March, 2014 to 31 January, 2015).
Outcomes: Survival, default, discharge, and recovery rates.
Results:
66.2% of the total 83 children admitted were girls,92.7% were above 6 months old, 96.3% belonged 
to scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, or other backward castes,
and 54.2% had medical complications. Of the 83MTC exits, 0(0%) children died, 1 (1.2%) children defaulted, and 82 
(98.8%) children were discharged. The
average (SD) weight gain was 11.64 g/kg body weight/day and the average (SD) length of stay was 10.4 days. 19 (23.1%) 
children were discharged after recovery (weight gain
≥15%) while63(76.8%) were discharged, non–recovered (weight gain <15%)
Conclusions:–MTC provide life–saving care for children with SAM; however, the protocols and therapeutic foods currently 
used need to be improved to ensure the full recovery of all children admitted.

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