Pakistan Expects Rise In Diseases Across Country After Heavy Floods – Local Health Experts – UrduPoint – UrduPoint News

Share Article

NEW DELHI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 31st August, 2022) Pakistan‘s health experts warned on Wednesday that around 5 million people may get sick in the flood-affected regions in the coming weeks, with children being especially at risk.
In particular, Pakistanis may face the outbreaks of diarrhea, cholera, gastroenteritis, typhoid as well as dengue and malaria.
“Of the 33 million people affected due to monsoon rains and floods across Pakistan, it is estimated that around five million people, including children, would get sick due to outbreak of water-borne and vector-borne diseases in the next four to 12 weeks,” public health expert and Vice-Chancellor of the Health Services academy (HSA) Islamabad Shahzad Ali was quoted by The news as saying.
According to estimates, the outbreak of diseases could require additional drugs and medical equipment worth 1 billion rupees (over $4.
5 million).
Ali also stated that children would be at greater risk due to weak immunity and the outbreak could kill hundreds of them if preventive measures were not taken.
On Tuesday, Pakistan‘s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that at least 1,136 people had died and more than 1,500 others sustained injuries since the start of monsoon season on June 14. Floods have also destroyed 3,457 kilometers (2,148 miles) of roads and washed away 157 bridges.
Last week, Pakistan declared a state of emergency and called on other countries and international organizations to provide assistance.
Israel’s Lapid Urges Citizens to Stay Away From Pilgrim City of Uman in Ukraine ..
Blinken, EU Counterpart Discuss Afghanistan Crisis, Global Health – US State Dep ..
21 criminals including 7 POs held
MNA visits rain hit areas of Rural taluka
Sindh Agriculture University organizes webinar on floods
Deripaska’s Foundation Launches Program to Boost Russian Scientific Potential
21 criminals including 7 POs held
MNA visits rain hit areas of Rural taluka
Sindh Agriculture University organizes webinar on floods
IESCO inks contract with KT-Kaifa for implementation of AMI project
COAS directs ground troops to take responsibility, spare no effort to lessen burden of flood affecte ..
Govt pleads Supreme Court to dismiss Imran Khan’s petition against NAB amendments
Ali Gilani, symbol of resistance against Indian occupational forces in Kashmir: AJK PM
Provincial Level Senior Lab Staff Master Trainers courses conclude
Ali Hassan Sajid elected as President of KDLA
Chief Minister Punjab pays tributes to Ali Geelani
River Indus continues to run in high flood
September critical for dengue spread: DC
EducationUrdu NewsCar PricesBreaking NewsEnglish NewsLive Tv ChannelsUrdu HoroscopeHoroscope in UrduMuslim Names in UrduUrdu PoetryLove PoetrySad PoetryPrize BondMobile Prices in PakistanPTV SportsEnglish to UrduBig TicketTranslate English to UrduRamadan CalendarPrayer TimesDDF RaffleIslamic CalendarEventsToday Islamic DateTravelUAE RafflesTravel GuideArabicUrdu Cooking RecipesDirectoryPakistan ResultsPast PapersBISESchools in PakistanAcademies & Tuition Centers
UrduPoint Network is the largest independent digital media house from Pakistan, catering the needs of its users since year 1997. We provide breaking news, Pakistani news, International news, Business news, Sports news, Urdu news and Live Urdu News
© 1997-2022, UrduPoint Network
All rights of the publication are reserved by Reproduction without proper consent is not allowed.


You might also like

Surviving 2nd wave of corona

Surviving The 2nd Wave of Corona

‘This too shall pass away’ this famous Persian adage seems to be defeating us again and again in the case of COVID-19. Despite every effort