4 more minors die in Tharparker due to malnutrition

THARPARKER: According to media reports four minors who were under treatment for malnutrition at the Civil Hospital in Mithi passed away on Thursday.


The Tharparkar Department of Health further informs, the minors were aged between a day and eight months. All of the minors passed away in the past 24 hours.

The latest deaths have taken the October death toll in Tharparker to 14, and 490 in totality. The deaths reported by the local health department have said to be caused by malnutrition and other diseases in the area.

Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region says health department Sindh.

A report released by the United Nations Children Fund in April stated that Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates, with 22 infants dying before turning one month old.

On Tuesday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slammed the Sindh government for not taking corrective measures in mitigating the sufferings of Tharparker residents.


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