Tharparkar (December 5, 2017): At least six more children died of scarcity of food in Tharparkar on Monday, bringing the death toll to 516 during the current year.
According to the details, six children, including three newborn, were died of drought-related causes at Civil Hospital in Mithi on Monday.
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Whereas 37 children died of Malnutrition last month in Tharparkar.
Parents carrying their ailing infants complained of a lack of facilities in the hospital and demanded of the government to take notice of the issue immediately.
Curbing undernourishment and maternal ill-health continues to be a glaring challenge for Pakistan’s health sector. Tharparkar was reaching an alarming level owing to prolonged drought and shortage of drinking water. Maternal death figures in the district were highest in the province and stressed the need to make sincere efforts to provide nutrition to newborns and pre-natal healthcare to pregnant women at their doorsteps in order to avoid more fatalities.