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15 February 2024

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Take care of kids as 7 more die of pneumonia

Take care of kids as 7 more die of pneumonia

Take care of kids as 7 more die of pneumonia

LAHORE: (Suno News) Pneumonia claimed the lives of seven more children as a total of 942 cases of pneumonia were reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Department.

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It is a serious infection in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid. Lobar pneumonia affects one or more sections (lobes) of the lungs.

A total of 212 new cases of this serious infectious disease have been reported in Lahore in one day. It has claimed the lives of 7 more children in Punjab while 1 child has died in Lahore within 24 hours.

This year, 240 deaths and 13,661 cases of pneumonia have been reported in Punjab while 50 deaths and 2,313 cases of pneumonia have been reported in Lahore in the same period.

A total of 10,520 cases have been reported in Punjab during January so far while 197 children were diagnosed with pneumonia during one day from Lahore.

In this situation, parents should protect their children from cold, immunization course must be completed.

According to the Punjab Health Department, the ages of the children who died of pneumonia last day ranged from 2 months to 12 years. The number of children who died of pneumonia this year in Punjab has increased to 194. In Lahore, 45 children have died of pneumonia this year. The number of such cases this year is 9,321.

On the other hand, Pneumonia cases have increased by 47 percent during three months in Peshawar while thousands of children under 5 years of age were affected, revealed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department in the last quarterly report of 2023.

 

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