Pneumonia wreaks havoc in Pakistan…so many children have died in January so far - Newztezz Online

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Pneumonia wreaks havoc in Pakistan…so many children have died in January so far


Of the 244 deaths in Punjab this month, 50 are in Lahore alone. According to the health official, the increase in deaths has been attributed to pollution caused by smog during the winter season. He says that cases of pneumonia increase due to smog during the winter months.

Pneumonia has wreaked havoc in the Punjab province of Pakistan. This disease is proving fatal in the harsh cold. The situation is that so far at least 244 people have died due to pneumonia in the month of January. Seven more youth died in Punjab in the last 24 hours. According to the Punjab Health Department, 942 new cases of pneumonia have been registered in the entire Punjab province in 24 hours, of which 212 new cases have been confirmed in Lahore.

Of the 244 deaths in Punjab this month, 50 are in Lahore alone. According to the health official, the increase in deaths has been attributed to pollution caused by smog during the winter season. He says that cases of pneumonia increase due to smog during the winter months.

Pneumonia occurs due to cold and flu

Actually pneumonia is a lung disease which is usually caused by viruses. Cold and flu cause pneumonia, which sometimes proves fatal. This disease spreads more among children. Children aged five years and below suffer more from pneumonia.

Most children were not vaccinated against pneumonia

On the other hand, the caretaker government of Punjab says that most of the children who died were not vaccinated against pneumonia. The children were malnourished due to which they were very weak and did not have the ability to fight the virus. Seeing the seriousness of the situation, the government has come on full alert mode. The government has banned morning assemblies in schools across the entire Punjab province till January 31.

Trying to stop the outbreak of pneumonia

Health officials of Punjab are trying to stop the outbreak of pneumonia. For this, people are being continuously made aware and emphasis is also being laid on other important measures. People are being asked to be alert and take precautions.

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