BADIN: Four newborn babies lost their lives due to under-nourishment and other related diseases in Tharparkar over 24 hours, the Sindh health department said.
The deceased include three newborn babies and a 10-day-old child.
The number of deaths in Civil Hospital, Mithi in three days have climbed to five, and 313 in the year so far.
The total death toll in government hospitals in Nagarparkar, Diplo, Islamkot, Chachro areas and others is not known yet.
Health experts and activists have severely criticised Sindh government for failing to contain the epidemic of undernourishment.
Parents have also decried the lack of proper health facilities.
Last year, by February, 122 children died in 137 days at the Civil Hospital in Mithi.
Parents of the children had said that the hospital was not giving proper treatment nor was it providing free medicines.-Web Desk