**Which of the following is the recommended initial intravenous therapy in a 2-year old child ****with Severe Acute Malnutrition with Severe Dehydration and Shock?**

(a) Ringer Lactate(R) at the rate of 30 mL/kg over first 30 minutes

(b) Half-normal saline (N/2) in 5% dextrose at the rate of 15 mL/kg over first 60 minutes

(c) Normal saline(NS) at the rate of 20 mL/kg over the first 30 minutes

(d) N/5 saline with 5% dextrose at the rate of 30 mL/kg over first 60 minutes

**ANS- (b) Half-normal saline (N/2) in 5% dextrose at the rate of 15 mL/kg over first 60 minutes**