Thar: Children death toll rises to 140 as 3 more die


The death toll of children from the Thar drought which brought on famine, malnutrition and disease has risen to 140, as three more infants died on Friday.

Two male children in Mithi Civil hospital, and one female in Islamkot hospital died during treatment, sources said.

Rahila, born just four days ago, passed away in Islamkot due to lack of medical facilities, complained the family of the infant. Six months old Ramchand died upon reaching Mithi hospital, while two month old Asif expired on his way to the hospital.

Mithi Hospital remains over-crowded with several patients lying uncared and unattended to on each bed.

Meanwhile, the relief work by several political, religious and civil society organisations continued in different drought-hit areas, however, providing relief in the remote areas still remains an uphill task.