Top 3 Diseases You’re Likely To Catch In Karachi

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There are a lot of positive things that lead to the development of a country. But unfortunately, in Pakistani our leadership doesn’t pay any close attention towards such things. As, the government has allocated only a small amount for health care in the budget; in fact, it is almost neglected just like education. However, Karachi is one of the largest cities of Pakistan but there is no check and balance here. Air, pollution, water pollution, and many other factors are contributing to the spread of several diseases in the city and also put the citizen at a risk of catching them.

Respiratory Diseases:

There are a number of industries and factories in the city. The heavy emission of industrial pollutants, open burnings, waste materials, and common pollutants from the vehicles and machines is released into the air. The result is that residents don’t even get clean air to breathe. Toxic chemicals emitted from cars, industries, and by burning garbage, all are contributing to diseases. And residents are more likely to catch these diseases such as coughing and throat infection, bronchitis, asthma, chest tightness, difficulty in breathing, lung damage, and other respiratory issues. 

Food Borne Illnesses:

Recently a case was reported in Karachi when a young girl died from food poisoning after consuming a chicken burger from a renowned food outlet. This case has raised many questions among Karchites. Now, the situation is that foodborne illnesses have become common in Karachi whereas there is no strict quality control in food outlets. Almost every other person in Karachi is suffering from foodborne illnesses that include:

  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Diarrhea
  • Botulism, which is the deadliest food poisoning in the world.

Water Borne Diseases:

Well, Karachi has the sea but surely it has no clean, pure, and safe water to drink. In fact, it has the most polluted, unchecked, and improperly treated water while sometimes they have no water at all. That’s why along with other health conditions, people of Karachi are more likely to suffer from water-borne diseases such as:

  • Malaria
  • Diarrhea
  • Dengue fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Typhoid
  • Skin issues

Apart from this, there are also many other issues in the city that we can’t cover them at a time. But now so that we are making Naya Pakistan, we hope to build together a healthy and prosperous Karachi in it. Moreover, you can consult with the best chest specialist in Karachi to get the proper treatment.

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Samiha Khan
Samiha is self-motivated writer. She has done BS hons in Human Development and Family Studies. She is versatile, creative and voraciously curious writer. She strives for quality in everything she do. She is a learner who likes to share her learning outcomes through her writings.
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