RAHIM YAR KHAN: A man died of jaundice on Sunday after battling for his life at Sheikh Zayed Hospital. The increasing number of casualties has set alarm bells ringing for health officials in the region.
Doctors at Sheikh Zayed Hospital told Express News that a patient suffering from jaundice was admitted to the health facility in critical condition. They said the patient was being provided treatment but his condition quickly deteriorated.
The victim was identified as 40-year-old Muhammad Siddiq, a resident of Khanpur.
Similarly, jaundice cases continue to be reported at different health facilities across Rahim Yar Khan, including Tehsil Headquarter Hospital in Sadiqabad, Tehsil Headquarter Hospital in Khanpur and Tehsil Headquarter Hospital in Liaquatpur.
The district has been badly affected with jaundice that has claimed the lives of several people in 2018. Data collected from different hospitals across the city showed that a large number of elderly people and children have suffered the deadly disease.
While commenting on the situation, health experts told Express News that contaminated underground water and unavailability of water filtration plants are the main reasons contributing towards the spread of disease.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2018.