KHAIRPUR - As many as 14 more kids died due to malnutrition and the outbreak of the diseases in Thar during three days.

As per details, Liaqat of three months, Pancho of 6 months, Jameel Ahmed one month and two infants of Abdul Hai and Imam Bux died on Friday.  Hussain of 2 months, Jalil of three months, Sarwan of two months, six newborns of Parkash, Ranbeer, Zulfikar, Waseem Ahmed, Mohen Lal and Prem lost their lives during past three days. With the deaths 14 more kids according to the unofficial figures the toll rose 496 this year.

Meanwhile, the unpaid of health department who haven’t got salaries from 14 months continued their protest. The workers including lady workers boycotting their duties took out rally from Mithi Civil Hospital to Thar Press Club where they staged sit-in protest for five   hours.

Qaim Rai, Manu Kumari, Shabnum, Utam, Chetan Meghwar and others have urged the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah to take notice of their ongoing protest and release funds for the salaries of 598 employees.

They told that one of their fellow Bacho Meghwar committed suicide on August 19 due to the poverty and financial constraints as he was nothing to feed his family members.   They vowed to continue their protest.

The parents carrying their ailing children to civil hospital of Thar talking to media persons’ complained that they were being forced to take their kids to Hyderabad and Karachi hospitals without being provided with fuels in the ambulances.

The parents also complained that on the protest they got threats from doctors and other employees adding they complained attitude of the doctors was very inimical towards them when they approached with their children for treatment and care.

They have demanded from CM Sindh to take immediate notice of this crisis and save their children from dying.

On the other hand, DHO Thar, Dr Chandar Lal revealed that so far 982 kids are referred to hospitals after they were in the serious condition. Most of the children being brought from remote areas are in serious conditions so medical superintend referred them to Hyderabad and Karachi for better treatment adding he admitted that they did not have record of all those being referred whether they survived or died.

Dr Lal told that he had directed Dr Iqbal Bhurgari to gather the information of those refereed but so far he had not furnished his report.

HEC lauded for promoting

research culture

An orientation session on “Policies Related to Research & Development Programs of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad” was held at Allama II Kazi Hall of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur on Friday. Prof Dr Badaruddin Memon, Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences presided over the session.

On the occasion Prof Dr Badaruddin Memon commended the efforts and endeavors of HEC for the promotion of research and development culture in the public sector Universities of Pakistan. He said HEC promoted the National Research Program for Universities and giving importance to collaborative research.

Prof Dr Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has given the importance to the guidelines set by the HEC. Recently, the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) has been established to maintain the quality research and to bridge the liaison relations with industries.

Prof Dr Ghulam Abbas Shar, Director, ORIC highlighted in detail the objectives of the research and development program launched by the HEC likewise Grant to Organize Seminars, Conferences & Training Workshop, Travel Grants, Policy on Business Incubation Centers & Services Framework, Award of Projects and Reimbursement Claims of Seminars, Conferences & Workshops.

Dr Mir Munsif Ali Talpur, Dr Vinod Kumar, Dr Abdul Razak Mahar, Dr Mushtaque Jakhrani, Dr Wahid Bux Jatoi, Dr Abdul Manan Shaikh, Dr Zaib-un-Nisa Memon, Dr Khalida Mahar, Dr Shamroz Sahito, Dr Safdar Ali Ujjan, Shahida Mangi, Khalil Ansari and large number of teachers and research scholars of the Faculty of Natural Sciences attended the session.