NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi handed over the country’s enhanced contribution for Palestinian refugees to the representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), the branch of UN working to provide relief in the region.
Speaking on the occasion at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, ambassador Lodhi said this was done on the instructions of the government of Pakistan, and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
THARPARKAR: Two more infants died at Civil hospital Mithi, in Sindh’s drought-hit district of Tharparkar on Friday, due to the health problems caused by chronic malnutrition prevailing in the region for a long time, said the sources within the hospital.
Thar’s situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the provincial government of Sindh to address food shortage in the desert region.
With the death of two more toddlers in Tharparkar, the number of total fatalities this year has reached to 560 so far.
KARACHI: The Sindh Government to cope with growing deaths of infants in Tharparkar District has decided to launch nutrition program for 50000 families of the area.
This was disclosed by advisor to CM on Information, Law and Anti-corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who said; “the Government of Sindh had decided to launch from coming Monday, a comprehensive nutrition program for 50,000 families of Thar.”
THARPARKAR: As many as two more infants succumbed to malnutrition in the past 24 hours in Tharparkar area of Sindh province.
Sindh Health Department told private news channel that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the children being aged five and eight-days old.
The recent death of two children has taken the death toll in Tharparker to 17 for this month and 493 for the year.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has reiterated his resolve to eradicate polio and measles from the province of Sindh by intensifying vaccination campaigns and launching awareness drives.
This he said on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of provincial taskforce for polio eradication here at the CM House.
THARPARKAR: As many as three more infants succumbed to malnutrition Tharparker area of Sindh on Saturday.
According to Sindh health department, three children were killed at Civil Hospital, Mithhi and recent death has taken the death toll in Tharparker to seven in October and 483 for the year.
Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region, health department.
LAHORE: In its first 100 days of governance, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government took another step for the well-being of its people as Prime Minister Imran Khan accorded an approval to a 5-year plan of eliminating polio from Pakistan.
On Sunday, Premier Khan, while approving the 5-year plan, directed concerned authorities to implement all measure to battle the menace of polio virus. “The restrictions imposed on Pakistan, due to polio, are distressing. I want to see a polio free Pakistan soon,” PM Imran stated.
MINGORA: Provincial Health Department KP has decided to launch 12 days anti measles drive from October 15-27 across the province as the epidemic has attained alarming shape after over ten thousands suspected cases of the disease were reported in the health facilities of the province.
Malnutrition, infants’ mortality, and stunted growth of children have been the most serious health issues which have been neglected deliberately over the past four decades. The death of thousands of children in the age bracket of 1-3 years in Thar of Sindh province over the past few years is the classic example in this regard. PPP government in Sindh spent billions on cultural festival in 2017 but was not inclined to spend it on addressing the issues of malnutrition and infant mortality.
RAWALPINDI: In alarming development, dengue fever cases have registered a sharp rise in the city as 59 people including women and children results were tested positive.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Saima Younas after continuously increasing in the number of dengue patients directed the officials to expedite surveillance activities or tracing larva and its eradication besides focusing on hotspots where from dengue cases are being reported equally giving attention towards the places where from larva has been detected during current checking.
PESHAWAR: As the deadline for repatriating Afghan refugees to their homeland expires today, the federal government is likely to extend the refugees’ stay in Pakistan. The interim government had extended the stay of Afghan refugees for three months in June this year.
The extension period ranged between July 1 and September 30.
TIMERGARA: The Lower Dir health department and administration finally took notice of the frequent deaths of children of mysterious fever in remote villages of Adenzai tehsil and dispatched medical teams, medicines and other facilities to the area on Sunday.
A 2nd grade girl Rabia Bibi, 9 D/O Bahadar Said, a resident of Barimkay village in Lower Dir breathed her last at Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) Peshawar on Sunday, residents told. They said the girl was referred to Peshawar a week ago due to an uncontrollable fever.
PESHAWAR: Anti-polio campaign in Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will start on Monday September 24, 2018 under the supervision and security provided by Deputy Commissioners, District Health Officers and security forces.
Three days anti-polio campaign will continue from September 24, 2018 to September 26, 2018 which will be followed by catch up of missed children.
However, in District Khyber, North Waziristan and South Waziristan five days anti-polio campaign will be conducted from September 24, 2018 to September 28th, 2018 followed by catch up of missed children.
LAHORE: The flood risk increased in adjoining areas located at the bank of Rivers Ravi, Sutlej and Chenab after India released water in these rivers.
According to details, the rescue teams evacuated these villages and the residents are being taken to relief camps on higher ground.
According to Ministry of Water and Power, water level began to rise suddenly in rivers near Kasur, Narowal and Marala due to excessive water released by India.
LANDIKOTAL: At least four women were killed after landslide fell on them on Monday Landikotal tehsil of Khyber district.
Khasadar forces told local media that, the ill-fated women were collecting sand for renovation of a house in Mukhtar Khel area of Landikotal tehsil when landslide fell on them.
The deceased included a woman and her three daughters, whose bodies were pulled out by locals.
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.