In the last 24 hours, gastro has taken the lives of six people in Khairpur district flood relief camps. This also included five children. According to the Taluka Hospital Garhi Khairo, the number of dead people due to infectious diseases has reached seven.
Two children, Asifa, 8, and Wakeela, 2, died of gastro in Khairpur’s Kotdiji taluka. An unnamed three-year-old girl died in Thari Mirwah, while two children and a mother perished in flood shelters in the district’s Faiz Ganj and Nara talukas.
Many water and vector-borne ailments have surfaced in relief camps set up for flood-ravaged Sindh people, according to a study published on Sunday. Due to the prevalence of numerous diseases, the Health Department in Hyderabad district has accelerated the provision of drugs to persons in relief camps.
The Sindh Health Department has reported that more than 1,079,000 people are suffering from contagious diseases like gastroenteritis post heavy rains and subsequent floods.
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In the previous 24 hours, 128 people have died from diarrhea and 204 have died from skin ailments at rescue camps. According to the Health Department, there have also been 24 instances of eye infection and 17 confirmed cases of malaria.
The Health Department reports that 882 persons have received medical treatment in the previous 24 hours. Similarly, several illnesses have spread throughout the Qambar Shahdadkot area. As many as 149 people have complained about respiratory infections, while 206 people have complained about various ailments.
During a visit to flood-affected districts, Murad Ali Shah stated that the government is supplying dengue fever preventative drugs. “People in flood-affected regions are also experiencing diarrhea, gastroenteritis, and other ailments in addition to dengue,” he said.
“Of these, 18,804 reported gastro-related disorders, 20,968 skin-related diseases, 8,731 had suspected malaria, 80 dengue (suspected), and 43,903 complained of various concerns,” the CM House stated in a news statement. It was found that 169 patients have died at the camps thus far.
Diseases like diarrhea, gastro, malaria, and dengue are not only on the rise in flood-affected areas but also in urban cities like Lahore and Islamabad.
It is extremely important to be aware of their symptoms and find treatment as soon as possible. Click here to consult online with the Best Gastroenterologists in Pakistan from any city via the Marham app.