Drought Hit in Thar - Outbreak of Waterborne Diseases (as of Jan 17, 2016)


  • 67 children die after outbreak of disease in drought-hit Thar

  • More than ailing children, meanwhile, have been admitted to different hospitals in the drought-hit Thar district

  • Hospitals are facing a shortage of doctors. Only 298 doctors are available, which includes child specialists and female doctors. Meanwhile, over 215 dispensaries remain non-functional in Thar's remote villages