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Government Keen to Redress Drought Affectees Hardships

Karachi, January 20, 2019 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah through a daily report from Tharparkar has been told that out of 116 children brought in critical condition to different government hospitals four infants could not survive whereas 25 children after giving appropriate treatment and health cover, were discharged to their homes.

In his yesterday’s report, Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar Asif Jameel told the chief minister that 87 children brought in emergency were admitted in different government health facilities for proper treatment while 885 children were given treatment in OPD.

The deaths of children reported by Medical Superintendent Civil Hospital Mithi were attributed to multiple diseases as under:

i) Baby Boy Twin-II S/o Ramsingh of Village Mamchero UC Virawah Taluka Nagarparkar, was born pre-term in Civil Hospital Mithi with a very low weight of 1.6 kg. Though every possible effort was made by paediatricians to recover the new born baby by giving him necessary treatment as per protocol, yet the child could not survive and expired.

ii) Baby Boy of Fayaz Ahmed of Village Sobhiyaar, Taluka Diplo, was born with Birth Asphyxia complaint at BHU Malanhore Veena. The child was admitted and given treatment but could not survive and expired.

iii) Baby Boy of Ibrahim was born at home by Dai in his Village Paneli, Taluka Diplo weighing 2.9 kg. The child was brought in gasping condition at the hospital with complaints of Birth Asphyxia and Respiratory Distress Syndrome. All out efforts were made by the doctors to resuscitate the child but the child did not recover.

VI) Baby Girl of Ghulam Sarwar with a very low birth weight of 700 grams was born at Civil Hospital Mithi under severe Respiratory Distress and expired despite giving appropriate health cover.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed the deputy commissioner Tharparkar to further intensify awareness drive of family planning among the people of Tharparkar, particularly those living in far flung areas.

Livestock: The Livestock Department has setup veterinary camps in eight different villages of different talukas, of them four are in Islamkot, three in Chachro and one camp each in Mithi, Diplo and Nagarparkar. In these camps 117 animals were treated whereas 4683 animals vaccinated and 5133 were also drenched in the said villages.

Relief work: The report says that free wheat relief activities are in progress across the district. On Saturday, 5182 families were provided wheat under Phase-III. Till date, 247,274 families in Phase-I, 252,183 families in Phase-II and 110,901 families in Phase-III have received wheat bags at the scale of 50 kg.

Some 266 newly registered pregnant and lactating women of Kaloi taluka were provided family ration bags at their doorsteps. So far 66,636 pregnant and lactating women have been provided family ration bags in Tharparkar district in Phase-II.

Sindh government’s initiative of distributing fodder to livestock owners has been accelerated in Taluka Islamkot. 931 cattle owners in different villages namely Khankhanhar Rahim Ali, Khankhanhar Bajeer, Maru Mosepoto, Rana Tarai and Kheto Dhani of UC Islamkot Rural were provided fodder which includes 50 kg Vanda Feed and 25 kg Rice Polish. Till date, 1505 cattle owners have been provided fodder package. The Commissioner Mirpurkhas Division also visited the distribution process in Rana Tarai Village along with officials of Thar Foundation and witnessed its distribution in a fair and transparent manner.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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