Three more infants die of malnutrition in Thar


MITHI: Three more children died of malnutrition and other diseases in the Thar region of Sindh on Friday.

The number of malnutrition-related deaths during this month has climbed to 63. However, the number of such deaths during this year has risen to 657.

Those died at Civil Hospital Mithi, included Bherji, aged 18 months, son of Kanji, resident of village Taho Wasi, and Madan, 17 months old, son of Lajpat Bheel. However, Samina, 20 days old, daughter of Meero, resident of Ram Sanghani, died at Taluka Hospital Chhachro.

Affected people said that hospital lacked treatment and medicine facilities which need to be provided with immediate effect to save lives of more children. They demanded of the government to take remedial measures and save precious lives of infants.