Four die of gastro and malaria in flood-hit Qambar

Kashmor hospitals run out of beds to accommodate patients

By: News Desk
Published: 11:41 AM, 30 Sep, 2022
Four die of gastro and malaria in flood-hit Qambar
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Four more people including children died of gastro and malaria in Qambar area of Shahdadkot on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Gastro is a gastrointestinal infection disease commonly known as gastro. The rate of deaths due to different diseases in flood-affected as well as in residential areas could not be arrested.

According to sources, the deaths due to gastro and malaria are increasing day by day. The total number of deaths in one day reached six. This time all four deaths including three children took place within five hours in the camps of flood victims sitting on the roads.

The dead include two-year-old Shazia, eight-year-old Aymen, nine-year-old Muhammad Magsi and 55-year-old Bagan Khoso.

The management of Qambar has so far been unsuccessful in providing medical aid to the flood affectees. 

Kashmor hospitals run out of beds to accommodate patients:

Almost all hospitals at Tangwani in district Kashmor, Sindh are filled with malaria and gastro patients as sharp rise has been noticed in the population of mosquitoes in the area in the wake of recent monsoon floods, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday. 

And to make matters worse, the administration of district Kashmor has failed to take any step to remedy the situation as several low-lying areas are still under knee-deep water while the absence of anti-mosquito spray has led to unchecked growth in the population of mosquitoes. 

People of the area have demanded the authorities to take steps on a war footing so that precious human lives could be saved.     

Balochistan flood death toll rises to 336

The death toll has reached to 336 with five more reported deaths in flood ravaged Balochistan on Friday, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) confirmed. 

According to PDMA, over 225,000 of homes were completely damaged due to monstrous flood while 900,000 acres of agricultural area were destroyed. 

Besides, a total of 103 dams were also damaged in Balochistan due to devastating flood.

Additionally, more than 4,000 solar panels and tubewells suffered damage.

Reporters: Muhammad Ramzan Mirani and Fayyaz Jaafri and Rizwan Saeed

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