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Health minister accuses media of ‘misreporting’ as Thar deaths top 100

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As the death toll from malnutrition in draught-hit Tharparkar topped 100, Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar said on Monday the media was ‘misreporting’ the number of children’s deaths in the high arid district. Official estimates put the death toll around 112, with over 100 deaths reported in January alone, but Dahar maintained that the […]

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The myth of healthcare: SC expresses dissatisfaction with health facilities in Sindh

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KARACHI: Dissatisfied with the Sindh government’s report on efforts to prevent infants’ deaths in the drought-hit Tharparkar district, the Supreme Court (SC) called on Thursday complete details about the availability of medicines at government-run hospitals across the province. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, was conducting suomotu proceedings regarding the deaths since […]

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Famine claims 3 more lives

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THARPARKAR: Three more children died of malnutrition on Tuesday, taking the death toll in Thar to 234. Hunger continues to claim lives in Thar as children suffer from shortage of food and water in Mitthi and Diplo, while the relief activities in the area remain suspended. At least 122 dispensaries and basic health units (BHUs) […]

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316 Tharparkar children died in a year

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KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Thursday said 316 children died in Tharparkar during one year which shows that the infant mortality rate of the area was less than one child in a day that was far less than other areas of the country. He was addressing a press conference along with […]

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6 more kids die in Tharparkar

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THARPARKAR: Six more children died of malnutrition at Mithi and Diplo hospitals on Sunday. According to reports, two newly-born children died in each of Mithi and Diplo hospitals while two others died before reaching the hospitals. With the death of six on Sunday, the death toll of children in December has peaked to 97. The […]

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How the media made a big deal out of Thar

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“Crisis-driven media cannot afford to hang about for too long. As a business needs cash turnover, the media needs a crisis turnover and are engaged in crisis production that seeks to find ways of manufacturing them in an easily consumable, spectator-friendly format.” –– Arundhati Roy The above words of Arundhati Roy represent the exact scenario […]

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