Pakistan

Four more children die of malnutrition in Thar

MITHI: Four more children died in drought-stricken Tharparkar on Sunday, ARY News reported.

The sufferings of Thar denizens continue to spiral due to lack of medical and health facilities. The latest deaths are reported due to malnutrition and drought in the desert region of Sindh. The death toll has reached 117 in February.

Of the four children died today, two of them belonged to Chachro, while one each from Mithi and Islamkot.

All the children were admitted at the Civil Hospital Mithi.

The Thar desert, straddling the Indian border and one of Pakistan’s poorest areas, has seen an alarming number of children suffering pneumonia or diarrhoea due to a dangerous mix of drought, poverty and poor health infrastructure.

The deaths have prompted criticism for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which governs in the southern province of Sindh where part of the desert is located.

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