Water-borne diseases plague Sindh, 54 dead: NDMA

Outbreak of water-borne diseases in Interior Sindh added to the woes of people already affected by the monsoon rains.


Express September 15, 2011

KARACHI:

An outbreak of water-borne diseases in Interior Sindh added to the woes of people already affected by the monsoon rains, Express 24/7 reported on Thursday.


According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 54 people have died in rain-hit areas during the last 24 hours


According to an NDMA spokesperson, 85,404 rain-affected people are suffering from malaria, out of which, 1,660 are in critical condition.


71,857 people are asthma patients, 35, 343 are suffering from cholera while 59, 763 are suffering from skin diseases.


The NDMA spokesperson also said that 16,509 people have eye soar while more than 7 thousand people are undergoing treatment from snake bites.


 

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