February 22, 2024

As the number of flood victims exceeds 1,500, disease spreads in Pakistan

As the number of flood victims exceeds 1,500, disease spreads in Pakistan

According to government data released on Friday, nearly 90,000 individuals were treated for infectious and water-borne diseases in a single day in the flood-affected parts of southern Pakistan, where the death toll from the flooding has topped 1,500.

According to a report from the southern Sindh provincial government released on Friday, flooded areas have been plagued with ailments like malaria, dengue fever, diarrhea, and skin issues. Along with the 17,977 instances of diarrhea and 20,064 cases of skin illness announced on Thursday, it confirmed 588 cases of malaria and suspects another 10,604 cases.

Since July 1, 2.3 million people have received care in the flooded area in field and mobile hospitals that have been put up.In Pakistan, a country of 220 million people, record monsoon rains in the south and southwest and glacier melt in the north caused flooding that has affected close to 33 million people and caused $30 billion in damages to homes, crops, bridges, highways, and livestock.536 children and 308 women were among the 1,508 fatalities reported by the National Disaster Management Authority.

In terms of food, shelter, clean drinking water, toilets, and medications, hundreds of thousands of people who have been forced to flee their homes are in desperate need of assistance. A lot of people have been sleeping in the open next to elevated roadways.

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