Sindh seeks Punjab's help to treat flood victims

Sindh seeks Punjab's help to treat flood victims


DNA September 24, 2022
Flood victims travel in a boat, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Talti town in Sehwan, Pakistan September 15, 2022. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

KARACHI:

The Sindh Health Department wrote a letter to the Punjab government on Friday asking for help to treat flood-hit people.

The Health Department of the Sindh government's letter demanded at least 380 doctors and paramedical practitioners. The Sindh government urged the Secretary of Health and Chief Secretary of Punjab to help the provincial government by urgently providing doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. The letter read that the province is under a viral disease epidemic after most of the province is far from recovering from devastating rainfall and floods in the country. On September 20, the Ministry of Health data revealed that viral infections had infected thousands of people in flood-ravaged Pakistan, killing at least nine people.

According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority's data (PDMA), six people, including four men and two women, lost their lives due to floods in Sindh in the last 24 hours. According to the PDMA, since June 21, 707 people have been reported dead due to floods in the province.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2022.

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