KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Food and Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has taken notice of the death of two children in Mithi and Chachhoro the other day.
He directed DHOs Mithi and Chachhoro to take immediate measures to provide relief to the patients admitted to hospitals, said a handout issued here on Monday.
The Minister said that malnutrition was not the only cause of the death of the newly born children in Tharparkar, there were many other reasons such as severe cold and ignorance of basic hygiene rules.
He said that vigilance teams had been formed to monitor the situation and they will ensure that all health facilities were being provided to the patients.
Jam Mehtab said that six senior doctors/ officers of grade 20/19 had been deputed to drought-hit areas till further order.
He said that medicines and funds had been provided to the hospitals and there was no dearth of medicines, funds and staff in drought-hit areas and the government was committed to help out the people of Thar.