As the drought continues for the third consecutive year in Tharparkar, the mortality of children and new-borns also appears unabated. With three more deaths reported from Civil Hospital, Mithi, on Friday, this year’s unofficial death toll has reached 163 in six-and-a-half months. Six-month old Arshad Bheel, Daurpat Singh’s two-day old daughter and Hakim Khaskheli’s over-a-week-old son died in the hospital.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2015.
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