Dr Ghafoor Shoro said innocent children are facing waterborne diseases.
He said mostly children dying of pneumonia and other diseases.
PMA leader demanded to government to save the lives of children.
KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is very much concerned over the warning issued by the UNICEF over the plight of four million children of flood affected areas of Pakistan who are still living near contaminated and stagnant water due to which their lives and health are at risk, even after four months of the declaration of a national state of emergency.
Hon. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Shoro in his statement , said these innocent children are facing waterborne diseases and are mostly dying of pneumonia. According to UNICEF, the number of children suffering from severe malnutrition has been doubled as compared to 2021 and many of these children are facing life threatening condition and need treatment with ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF).
He said this bleak picture of children’s health at flood affected areas reflects the poor performance of our government.
He demanded the Government to immediately take necessary measures to save the lives and health of our Children.
Earlier, United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)urged countries to prioritize both the immediate and longer-term needs of flood-affected children in Pakistan through the provision of principled, sustained, and flexible assistance.
“To provide immediate life-saving support, UNICEF is calling for the international community to urgently provide additional humanitarian assistance, and ensure the timely release of funding to save lives before it is too late.”
UNICEF urges countries to prioritize needs of flood-affected children
ISLAMABAD: United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Monday urged countries to...
UNICEF warned that up to four million children are still living near contaminated and stagnant flood waters, risking their survival and wellbeing. Acute respiratory infections among children, a leading cause of child mortality worldwide, have skyrocketed in flood-stricken areas.