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Six more infants die of malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar

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MITHI: At least six more children died on Tuesday at the Civil Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar, due to malnutrition and other diseases, citing sources, ARY News reported.

According to the district administration, the total number of deaths has reached 400 owing to malnutrition from January 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.

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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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in October last year had directed the health department to set up medical camps so as to deal with the health issues as a result of drought-like situation in Tharparkar.

While presiding over a high-level meeting, Shah had asked the health department to seek the assistance of medical universities in providing medical facilities to the people of Thar.

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