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Thar Case: CJP describes deplorable conditions in desert region

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday heard the case regarding children's deaths in desert region of Thar, ARY News reported. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. The chief justice in his remarks on Wednesday's visit of Thar said that when he visited Mithi the people were arranged on beds, when we left the place, the camp was removed and all things were removed and transported from the place. " The nurses and other staff was brought for a few days (from some…

Minister says low birth weight key cause of children’s deaths in Thar

KARACHI: Provincial Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho has said that low birth weight is one of the major causes of the deaths of children in Thar as around half of the children die within one month of their birth. “Around 50 per cent children die in Thar within one month of their birth and the leading causes of children's deaths are low birth weight, septicaemia and birth asphyxia or deprivation of oxygen at the time of birth,” the minister said while addressing a press conference. The provincial health ministry was…