Wednesday, April 22, 2009

3 more kids die as shortage of medicines persists

 3 more kids die as shortage of medicines persists
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
By Our correspondent 
PARACHINAR: The shortage of life-saving medicines in the markets and hospitals has further aggravated in Kurram Agency as three more kids died here Tuesday taking the number of expired children to 14.

Sources reported that the main road linking Parachinar with Peshawar was in the firm grip of militants and kidnappers. One could not risk breaking the siege of the road beyond the area of Tall, as the militants either kidnap or kill those travelling on the route, residents said.

Because of the forced closure of the road, besides other essentials the life-saving drugs were non-existent in the hospitals and markets alike. The expired kids were identified as Shahzia, resident of Jalandhar, two-year-old Zainul Abideen of Mihora and a toddler, Habib Ali, belonging to the Bughdai area.

Habib Ali died in the way while he was being shifted to Peshawar through the long and rough route via Afghanistan after five hours of arduous journey. 




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