Children in Tharparkar continue to lose life succumbing to dire circumstances as the federal and provincial government maintain their insensitivity. In Sindh’s deprived region, 3 more infants lost the battle of survival due to malnutrition in 24 hours.
The death toll has reached to 50 for the month of September alone while stands at 476 for the year 2018 till now. Sindh’s health department informed that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital Mithhi. The health crisis in the deprived region has been under discussion for the longest time now, while little to no improvement is seen in people’s condition overall.
As per the information revealed by the health department, over 1500 children die every year in Tharparker due to the inadequacy of food, malnutrition, viral infections and improper health facilities.
Pakistan is among the worst countries in the world to be ‘born’ in because of the insanely high child mortality rate overall. As per stats released by United Nation’s Children Fund back in April, Pakistan has a high child mortality rate with everyone in 22 infants losing the life before turning one month old.
Pakistan is ranked among the worst countries on the list in the particular sphere along with eight countries from Africa, two from Asia and Afghanistan (which is ranked at third place).
The report also stated that a baby born in Pakistan is 50 times more at risk of losing life as compared to more developed countries – depicting how terrible the situation is.
“Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born as measured by its newborn mortality rate. A baby born in Pakistan is almost 50 times more likely to die during his or her first month than a baby born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore.” – the said report stated.
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