Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Altogether 259 children, suffering from malnutrition, were on Sunday adopted by government officials and physicians in Hazaribagh district who decided to look after their food requirements.
The decision was reached at a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Manish Ranjan.
Senior officials and physicians, belonging to nursing homes, hospitals and clinics, participated in the meeting, Ranjan said here.
The DC, who adopted 20 children to look after their food requirements, said the children would get nutritious food and proper care following the adoption and deaths due to malnutrition would come down considerably.
Other officials and doctors also adopted different children to look after their food requirements.
The DC said the step would motivate others to adopt children from the poor families.