Tharparkar: 84 Children Died Due To Malnutrition In A Month

1500 children lose their life to malnutrition in Thar every year.

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As per the data released by the Sindh Health Department, during the last month of October, over 84 children have died in Tharparkar due to malnutrition and numerous other diseases.

According to the details, children that have died due to malnutrition were as young as five years or several months.

If we take into consideration the previous month, the death of infants caused by malnutrition in October has been relatively high.
In 2019, a total of 703 children have died due to either diseases or malnourishment.

In July of this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting with Neil Buhne, United Nations Resident Coordinator, stated that PTI led government was dedicated to taking into account issues of adulteration and malnutrition. As per him, these two factors are affecting the growth of the youth.

1500 children lose their life to malnutrition in Thar every year:

Sindh’s health department previously informed that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital Mithi. 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 Nations 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.


Also See: 3 Infants Lose Life During 24 Hours In Sindh’s Deprived Tharparkar


 

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