Toll mounts to 162 as two more children die in Tharparkar

MITHI: Two more children died of water-borne diseases and food shortage in Civil Hospital Mithi on Monday which has mounted death toll to 162 as72 other patients are still getting treatment in various hospitals.

Dozens of children affected of the malnutrition related diseases have been shifted to Hyderabad in critical condition.

Innocent children of Tharparkar are paying the price of negligence of concerned government authorities with their lives in the desert region of Sindh. Malnutrition, lack of healthcare facilities and scarcity of water are some factors pushing the children towards death.

The death toll and number of affected children continue to rise with each passing day, despite chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto had constituted a committee comprising Information Adviser Moula Bux Chandio and Food Minister Nasir Shah to look into the situation in Thar.

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