Balochistan reports over 7000 cholera and malaria cases in last 24 hours

Syed Muhammad Qaseem:

Balochistan reported around 7000 cholera, malaria, gastro, and skin cases in the last 24 hours, media coordinator, Health Department Balochistan, Dr. Waseem Baig told Daily Quetta Voice on Wednesday. These cases were reported from the six districts of Balochistan i.e. Nasirabad, Jafarabad, Sohbatpur, Jhal Magsi, Sibi, and Kachi.

The Balochistan government has established 1621 medical camps in the above flood-affected districts of which 18 were established in one day. According to the report shared by the Health Department, 2434 malaria cases were reported from the Naseerabad division in the last 24 hours.

A total number of 494633 patients have been treated in the medical camps till now, Dr. Baig mentioned. Malaria and dengue are robustly increasing in the flood-affected areas of Balochistan.

around 7000 patients were treated in the last 24 hours

According to the statistics shared by the Health Department of Balochistan, these camps have treated around 7000 patients in the last 24 hours. Among these 6877 patients 543 cholera, 1205 asthma, 723 skin infections, 470 gastro, 2434 malaria, 174 eye infections, 178 typhoid, and 1150 patients were of other different diseases.

The current monsoon rains adversely affected the province. Many areas were flooded which gave rise to different pandemic diseases. The provincial government is providing health facilities on an emergency basis to the affected areas to cope with the situation.

“Ensuring transparency in the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees is the first priority of Balochistan government”, Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo stated. The CM chaired a high-level meeting that reviewed the pace of relief activities in the flood-affected areas of the province.

Over 700 BHUs and RHCs were affected in Balochistan

The floods affected over 700 Basic Health Units (BHU) and Regional Health Centers (RHC) in Balochistan. Out of these 700 most buildings of the BHUs and RHUs are completely destroyed and unable to be used.

“Most of the patients are referred to other provinces for treatment because of the lack of beds in the hospitals”, a local social worker in Naseerabad said. Many people in the affected areas of Balochistan are shelterless, which is the main reason behind the rapid increase in malaria and dengue cases, he added.



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