Kerala: Tribal infant dies in Attappady       

The baby boy, born to one Manikandan and Mari, natives of Chavadiyur in Sholayur, died in Thrissur Medical College Hospital on Thursday.

By: PTI | Palakkad | Published:November 11, 2016 4:39 pm

A 10-day-old infant died at Sholayur in Attappady here, one of the largest tribal settlements in Kerala, owing to low birth weight, health officials said today.

The baby boy, born to one Manikandan and Mari, natives of Chavadiyur in Sholayur, died in Thrissur Medical College Hospital yesterday, officials here said.

The child, weighing 1.14 kilogram, was born at the Kottathara Super-Specialty hospital here on October 31, and later shifted to the Thrissur MCH last week, after his health condition worsened, they said.

As many as seven infants have died in various tribal hamlets in Attapapdy so far this year.