SAHIWAL-Two minor girls died and dozens others including children were admitted to different hospitals due to gastro outbreak here on Sunday. Eight of the hospitalised patients are said to be critical.

The gastro is on the rise in Sahiwal city but the district administration seems to have been turned a deaf ear to the disease.

The two deceased minors girls - ten-year-old Javeria, daughter of Muhammad Tariq of Chak 90/6R and two-year-old Amna, daughter of Muhammad Ashraf, a resident of Chak 90/6L fell unconscious due to gastro. They were brought to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Sahiwal where they breathed their last.

Dozens others including children have been admitted to the hospital, eight of whom are said to be critical. The people4 have been facing great problems in the DHQ Hospital due to lack of doctors.