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Former French First Lady visited Sion hospital

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Francois-HollandeFormer partner of French President Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler, who arrived in Mumbai on Saturday night on a charity mission, visited the Nutrition Rehabilitation and Research Centre of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General hospital.

Fight Hunger Foundation, which is being promoted by Trieweiller, will be collaborating with the Centre which is a part of Division of Clinical Nutrition set up three years ago at the hospital, locally known as the Sion Hospital, said Dr. Alka Jadhav of the paediatrics department.

The Foundation plans to work within the community and train aanganwadi workers.

The Centre, with funds from the government and municipal corporation, provides state-of-the-art medical nutrition therapy, Jadhav said.

“In the last three years, we have treated 400 malnourished children in the hospital and 1,200 in the community,” she said.

Trieweiller interacted with the patients and their parents to understand their needs and problems of malnutrition.

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