14 children have succumbed to pneumonia in Punjab during the last 24 hours.
The death toll from pneumonia reached 275 in Punjab during January on Tuesday. According to the Punjab health department, two cases of death were reported from Lahore, whereas four children succumbed to pneumonia each in Gujranwala and Bahawalpur.
In Mandi Bahauddin, pneumonia claimed the lives of two children. One child succumbed to pneumonia in Sheikhupura and Rawalpindi, respectively.
Moreover, 872 cases of pneumonia were reported during the past 24 hours. Out of which, 202 children contracted pneumonia in Lahore.
The Punjab Health Department had urged the parents to ensure they protected their children from cold weather and stressed the need for vaccination to fight pneumonia.