With an estimated five million people at risk of various diseases after being displaced across the country following heavy rains and floods, medicines worth over a billion rupees are immediately needed. Health experts have made a passionate appeal to the government and NGOs to send medical equipment and medicines “immediately,” warning that the diseases may kill more people than done by rains and floods.
“The outbreaks have already begun. Reports from Sindh and Balochistan provinces are particularly grim, with tens of thousands already suffering from diarrhea, gastroenteritis, malaria, dengue fever, and other skin and eye diseases,” said Dr Qaisar Sajjad, secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a national organization of health professionals.
Source: Andalou Agency