Death Toll of Children Raises to 74 in Sargodha

Death Toll of Children Raises to 74 in Sargodha |

Death Toll of Children Raises to 74 in Sargodha  |

SARGODHA: Death toll of children  raised 74 as two more children passed away in Sargodha’s District Teaching Hospital on Monday, reported.

The death toll of children in Sargodha has risen to 74 in the past 41 days due to lack of medical facilities in the hospital.

The provincial government has not been able to provide the hospital with proper technical facilities required for the treatment of infants and children despite the promises of Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.

The grieving parents said that the administration has failed to address the issue.

The death of infants and children in Tharparkar and Sargodha have posed a question mark on the performance of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) governments in Sindh and Punjab where drought and lack of medical facilities respectively claimed the lives of new borns and other children.

More than 250 infants have passed away in Thar whereas the concerned authorities are absent in addressing the crisis.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had also taken notice of infants dying at the hospital and summoned a report from the Punjab Health Secretary.

Medical superintendent of the DHQ and some other officials were suspended for their alleged negligence that led to the deaths of newborn babies following an inquiry conducted by the Punjab government.

Sources told that the reason for deaths was due to absence of facilities, including unavailability of oxygen and incubators shortage as well as negligence of the doctors.

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