THARPARKAR: At least two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar and increased the death toll to 34 in September.
The health department confirmed that a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason.
Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert.
As per data by the health department, every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region.
SLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation on Tuesday reported 88 persons died, 158 were injured, and 362 houses were damaged due to heavy rains in the country from June 20 to September 14, 2018 here on Tuesday.
According to the report, due to heavy rains and overflow of water channels, gusty winds in various areas of the provinces caused most of the damages of precious lives and property during Monsoon 2018.
THARPARKAR: As many as two more children succumbed to malnutrition in Tharparkar region of Sindh and raised the death toll to 28 for this month.
According to details, the toll of children dying for various reasons in Sindh’s Tharparker region continues and the health department told that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the deceased including an infant and a three-year-old.
The recent deaths of two children take the death toll in Tharparker to 28 for this month and 454 this year.
THARPARKAR: As many as four more children passed away because of malnutrition in Tharparkar area of Sindh on Friday, which raised the death toll in Tharparkar to 13 for this month and 432 for this year.
According to details, a total of 40 minors had succumbed to malnutrition in the area in the last month.
According to the health department, every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region.
PESHAWAR: The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has confirmed the first polio case of the province from Charsadda district where a 19-month-old boy of Mohalla Miangan Tehbana, UC Sarki Titara has tested positive. However, the child has been protected from life-long paralysis and death because of the vaccinations he has received under the Sehat Muhafiz campaign.
PESHAWAR: As many as 36 dengue fever cases have been registered in different areas of the provincial capital so far.
This was told during a meeting regarding prevention of dengue held here Monday with District Nazim, Mohammad Asim Khan in the chair.
Besides, District Health Officer (DHO), Dr. Gul Mohammad, Dr. Abdul Waheed, DDHOs of all TMAs.
THARPARKAR: Two children on Sunday died of viral infections and malnutrition at a government hospital in Tharparkar.
Civil Hospital Mithi administration sources said one-month-old Nizamuddin and two-year-old Allah Rakhio were admitted to the hospital for several days for medical treatment.
It is pertinent to mention that 60 children have died of viral diseases and malnutrition in the last month in the district.
The hospital administration said 48 children were still being treated at the hospital. The under-treatment kids are suffering from malnutrition.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah keeping in view drought like situation in 148 dehs of seven districts of the province has decided to distribute wheat among the affected families and provide them fodder and vaccination for their cattle.
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan had a meeting with the Corps Commander Peshawar at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar where they discussed matters of mutual interest. The Corps Commander congratulated the Chief Minister on assumption of his charge as the Chief Minister of the province.
THARPARKAR: Four children died on Thursday in Sindh’s Tharparkar district owing to viral infections and malnutrition, taking the total death count in the region for similar cases during recent year to 397, sources in Mithi Civil Hospital said.
The trend of infant deaths in the region seems to have carried on from January, during which 54 infants below the age of five lost their lives due to various health issues, sources said.
KARACHI: Nineteen more dengue fever cases were detected across Karachi in a week, taking the reported cases toll to 669 in the city since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, at least 20 new dengue fever cases emerged throughout Sindh province out of which 19 were in Karachi and one in other district of the province in a week.
MIRPUR: Five persons, including two women were killed and 13 others injured, one of them seriously after a passenger wagon swept away in sharp currents of a seasonal highly flooded nullah in Bhimbher district of Mirpur division of Azad Jammu Kashmir at the wee hours on Sunday.
LANDI KOTAL: The tribesmen of Sultan Khel of Landi Kotal division boycotted the anti-polio campaign to be launched from today (Monday) against constant suspension of electricity to the area,however it was resumed after assurance of the administration.
ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in its Monsoon daily situation report here on Monday stated 67 were killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to heavy rains in the country from 20 June to 5 August.
SWABI: This year, the first two cases of the dengue fever have been reported from the two different regions of the district and it had confirmed by health officials and doctors as well here on Monday. When contacted district health officer told this correspondent that the patients were admitted in Bacha Medical Complex Shahmansoor (BMCS) where they established an isolated ward for such patients.
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has said that government is committed to eradicate the polio virus and for the purpose making all out coordinated efforts on priority bases to make Pakistan polio free country. and to protect our children from this crippled disease.
He said this while talking to the delegation of Independent Monitory Board of the Global Polio Initiative Mission, an international partner which is visiting Pakistan to review the progress for the polio eradication efforts and activities in Pakistan.
LANDI KOTAL: Special three days anti polio campaign in selected tribal districts and sub-divisions started from Monday (Today) on July 2, 2018, under the supervision and security provided by Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Health Officials and Security Agencies.
ISLAMABAD: A small boy was died while more than 50 people were injured in different parts on the country due to heavy rain on Sunday.
Heavy rains occurred in Multan, Layyah, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Shorkot, Mian Chunnu, Mansehra, Dera Ismail Khan, Zhob, Koh-e-Suleman, and border areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
A boy was killed and 17 others injured after lightning struck Zhob. Heavy rains have continued since Saturday evening due to which the city’s storm drains have also been clogged.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan Tuesday launched the first ever National Food Security Policy framework to provide a mechanism to address all four components of food security including food availability, accessibility, utilization and stability.
The policy envisages to achieve its objectives through alleviation of poverty, promotion of sustainable food production systems-by achieving an average growth rate of 4% per annum, and making agriculture more productive, profitable, climate resilient, and competitive.
ZHOB: At least twelve children including four of a family suffering from gastroenteritis in Sur Kachh area of Zhob district admitted to District Headquarters civil hospital here.
“The water-borne disease gastroenteritis broke out in Killi Sur Kachh North West of Zhob city and a dozen children suffering from the disease have been brought to DHQ civil hospital, where they are getting treatment,” claimed Medical Superintendent at DHQ civil hospital Dr. Akhter Mandokhail.