Karachi, Almost fifty percent children under the age of 10 years are in Pakistan facing malnutrition due to which they have become susceptible to different diseases.
This was said by Dr Azmat Majeed at an awareness seminar organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) at local hotel here on Friday.
He said Ministry of Health and medical colleges should include nutrition education as a subject for all medical students.
He said for children fast food is dangerous as it could spread many diseases. Parents would have to convince to their children to use fresh vegetables, fruits, juices and other healthy eatables.
Chief Guest of the ceremony and Chairman of Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO) Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi said that they had arranged a high-level meeting about nutrition issue in Pakistan a year ago in which it was suggested that nutrition should be included in the course of medical colleges and universities.
He said nutrition is a big issue in the country for children because weak and malnourished kids can easily catch in different disease.
Dr Mushtaq Noor Wala said children have been suffering widespread malnutrition in rural Sindh because consecutive floods in last two years.