Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.— INP/File
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial disaster management authority to distribute 50,000 blankets in Tharparkar before the onset of winter.
Besides, 1,100 hand-pumps should also be installed at the earliest in the drought-affected areas of Dadu, Jamshoro and Thatta districts for which Rs195 million had already been sanctioned.
The CM was presiding over a meeting to review the relief activities being carried out by the Sindh government in Tharparkar here on Friday at CM House.
He said that in view of extreme variation of temperatures in Tharparkar, winter could have a negative impact on the people.
He directed the official concerned to distribute at least 50,000 blankets, especially among pregnant women and children under five who had been identified in a survey conducted by the provincial health department.
He said that a third-party validation conducted by the Aga Khan University Hospital into the death of children revealed that premature deliveries, underweight babies, sepsis, infection of umbilical cord and pneumonia were the real causes of the deaths.
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