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Sindh govt to purchase 5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine: health minister

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho announced on Tuesday that the provincial government will directly purchase single-dose CanSino COVID-19 vaccines from China after the federal government greenlighted provinces to procure the vaccines, ARY News reported. Dr Azra Pechuho, while addressing a press conference today, made the announcement for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines after permission was granted to the provinces by the Centre. "Sindh will get 20,000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccines on March 31…

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…