Gulmit, June 15: Three dead infants were born, on different dates, at the Aga Khan Health Services Center, Gulmit, during the last two weeks. According to reports three mothers gave birth to dead children having black patches on their bodies, during the past two weeks. Although not a “unique” phenomena in the region, the causes of these deaths inside the mother’s womb remain unexplored, or unexplained.
Public circles have demanded that proper research shall be conducted in order to ascertain the reasons and to initiate programs for educating mothers about precautions they need to take, during pregnancy.
A practitioner at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, opined that these deaths could be caused by improper diet taken by the mothers. She, however, said that nothing can be said with certainty as causes of death might differ from case to case.