There are time-bombs ticking in the capital—after all, there’s only so much garbage landfills can take. Swachh Bharat slogans won’t stop the volcanoes from exploding, as remedies and alternatives languish for lack of vision and funds.
There has been a spurt of new drugs for diabetes and cancer treatment in recent years. Those with neuropsychiatric diseases, however, have been left behind as advances in psychiatric pharmacology have not kept pace.
Varanasi is home to an estimated 700 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), along with about 1,500 with Moderate Acute Malnourishment (MAM), according to the district administration records.