Pneumonia probably kills more than 17 lakh of Indian children by 2030, according to a study

A new study has shown that pneumonia is likely to kill more than 17 lakh Indian children in India by 2030, even though it is curable. It kills more than 1.1 million children around the world. The study was carried out by the NGO "Save the Children" based in the UK and has shown that by 2030 it is one of the top four countries in the world of India with the highest pneumonia mortality rates.

According to Financial Express report, countries such as India, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are likely to witness the highest deaths in pneumonia by 2030. The study was published on World Pneumonia Day, which was on Monday.

The study has shown that, despite the disease that is curable, death is likely to occur. The report showed that if concentrated actions were taken, it would be easy to displace more than 40 lacquers of expected deaths by 1.1 million crowns. The study reported that vaccination rates are increasing in children under the age of five, and treatment and nutrition are the key to averting a deadly disease.

According to World Bank data, pneumonia accounted for 16% of all deaths of children under five and killed 9.20 136 children in 2015. It has shown that only one-third of children suffering from this disease get antibiotics that need pneumonia caused by bacteria can be treated with antibiotics.

Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The lungs are made up of small bags called alveoli that fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which breathes painfully and limits the intake of oxygen.

Published: November 13, 2018 10:00 am

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