By Hanif Samoon
At least ten more children lost their lives in Sindh's Tharparkar district over the past 24 hours due to malnutrition and the outbreak of viral infections and in the region, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.
The children who lost their lives were hospitalised in Civil Hospital Mithi. They include Nashad, 1 year old; Khalida, 2; Intizar Ali, three months old; Marvi four months old; Abida five months old; Marvi, 8; Khatoon, 6 months old, Aisha, 8 months old; Dhana, 3 months old; and Shanti, 7 months old.
By Syed Ali Shah
The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan's Dukki district on Thursday.
Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus.
Samples of the child's blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus in his body, the sources said.
It is yet to be ascertained if the child was ever administered polio drops.
PESHAWAR: The Fata Disaster Management Authority has set April 30 as the last deadline for the repatriation of around 1,500 families from Afghanistan to North Waziristan Agency.
FDMA assistant director operation and relief Mian Adil Zahoor said on Wednesday that the government would facilitate return of the tribal people from Afghanistan by the end of April. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting, he added.
He said after expiry of the deadline the tribal people could return to their homes, but would not be entitled to any assistance from the government.
Ghulam Hussain Khawaja Updated April 02, 2018
THATTA: Several hundred children with symptoms of measles have been taken to government and private health facilities in Thatta, Sujawal and other districts as the entire Sindh has been in the grip of sizzling weather conditions over the past week.
Hanif Samoon Updated April 01, 2018
MITHI: Another six infants died in Thar over the past two days because of viral infection and malnutrition, hospital sources said on Saturday.
The babies were under treatment at Civil Hospital Mithi and other government-run health facilities. The number of children who died in March under similar circumstances reached 47.