35 children die in Sindh's Thar due malnutrition: Report

35 children die in Sindh's Thar due malnutrition: Report
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KARACHI - Four more children have passed away in the past 24 hours in Sindh Thar area due to malnutrition.

The Sindh health department said the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithi. The deceased included two infants.

The latest deaths have taken the death toll in Tharparker to 35 for this 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.

A report released by the United Nation’s Children Fund in April stated that Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates, with 22 infants dying before turning one month old.

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