Six extra toddlers fall prey to malnutrition in Tharparkar

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MITHI: At the very least six kids died on Tuesday on the Civil Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar, as a consequence of malnutrition, ARY Information reported.

In line with the district administration, the overall variety of deaths has reached 23 owing to malnutrition on this ongoing month.

Undernourishment and different health-related issues within the drought-stricken district of Tharparkar continued to take the lives of toddlers within the space.

Three of deceased kids had been affected by untimely delivery issues and a couple of from birth-related Asphyxia, mentioned DHO Tharparkar.

A report launched by the United Nation’s Youngsters Fund (UNCF) in April acknowledged that Pakistan is among the many international locations with the very best toddler mortality charges, with 22 infants dying earlier than turning one month outdated.

Learn Extra: Dying toll rises to 25 as yet one more toddler dies in drought-hit Tharparkar

In the meantime, a district well being officer (DHO) Tharparkar Dr Irshad Ahmed Memon in a press release mentioned that as many as 721 kids died as a consequence of malnutrition and epidemics final yr within the drought-hit Tharparkar.

Whereas describing malnutrition one other a significant reason for the loss of life in kids, DHO mentioned that about 1,93,779 ailing children had been introduced within the OPDs of the hospitals final yr.

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