Four more children are reported to have died due to malnutrition within the last two days in Tharparkar. The death toll of children in January has climbed to ten.
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 a month old.
The number of children who have lost their lives during the current year due to malnutrition and other diseases in Tharparkar has reached 413.
Earlier this month, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked for the filing of a petition in the Supreme Court for a resolution of the problems of the Thar region.
The health department in order to avoid humiliation has directed staffers of concerned hospitals not to talk with the media, reports ARY News.
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