Pakistan

Drought of help worsens Thar crisis; toll reaches 50

MITHI:  The death toll in Tharparkar following drought and famine condition is continuing to grow as another child perished in Mithi due to starvation, taking number of deaths of 50 in last 42 days, ARY News reported.

The assistance for drought-hit people of Thar seems below-par as adequate necessary medical facilities and staples could not be provided to the denizens despite repeated promises by the PPP-led government.

Sources in the Mithi Civil Hospital said as many as 50 children had died in last 42 days in Tharparkar due to extreme deteriorating health conditions owing to drought.

They said 51 children are still admitted in different hospitals while two of them had now been shifted to Hyderabad for necessary treatment.

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