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3500 children died in KP hospitals in three months: report

PESHAWAR (APP): More than 3500 children have lost their lives in three months due to insufficient medical facilities in various Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) hospitals.

According to a report, 40 minors had died on daily basis at government hospitals from January to March whereas 1800 children were born with the weight of less than 2.5 kg.

The report also revealed that 150 women died during deliveries in government hospitals whereas 45,640 children came into the world in these three months. 1457 infants fell prey to different diseases, the statistics said.

The government has issued directives to provide possible facilities to the hospitals for improved health sector in the province.

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