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15 children died of pneumonia, says DHO Chitral

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CHITRAL: About 15 children are reported to have died of pneumonia in the Khot area of Torkhow tehsil in upper Chitral.

HunzaNews  March 24th

District Health Officer (DHO) Chitral Dr Israrullah while talking to this correspondent confirmed that the 15 children had died in February and March of pneumonia. Independent sources added that the epidemic of pneumonia had spread in Khot area. Dr Israrullah said: “I visited the area but there is a Basic Health Unit (BHU) run under the Khyber Pahtunkhwa healthcare department (KPHC). But the doctor Shah Alam psoted at the BHU in Khot was absent from duty.” The DHO said he had written to the KPHC to initiate action against for remaining absent from duty. A local resident of Khot said there was no health facility provided by the government health department in the area but only NGOs were working there. A RHC at Shahgram has been handed over to AKHH under public-



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