Friday, May 27, 2022

Four more kids die of malnutrition in Tharparkar


THARPARKAR: At least four more children died at the Civil Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar due to malnutrition and other diseases on Monday, ARY News reported.

According to the district administration, 30 deaths are recorded in Tharparkar in the ongoing month, while the total number of deaths has reached 625 owing to malnutrition from January 2021 till date.

Authorities have apparently failed to control the rate of casualties despite making tall claims of special measures to end rising number of deaths due to malnutrition and epidemic diseases in the drought-hit region.

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

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Earlier this month, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed had asked people to file a petition in Supreme Court for resolution of the problems of Thar region.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed had said this while addressing a gathering of local lawyers.

The CJP had vowed that the people of Thar would get their basic rights adding that there is no reason to deny them their legitimate rights.


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