Every hour, 100 children died because of pneumonia
World Pneumonia Day was celebrated by the Paediatric department of the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar. The objective was to raise awareness within the medical community regarding the management to deal with the fatal disease.
With this aim, a walk and an education workshop were planned. Along with the medical department students, specialty doctors also took part in the awareness workshop.
According to statistics provided by Professor Dr. Aqeel Khattak, the director of PEADS B, more than 100 children die from pneumonia every hour, and the WHO estimates that more than 700,000 children under the age of five pass away from this illness each year.