Alarming Situation of Health in Flood-hit parts of lower and upper Sindh: Outbreak of water-borne and Viral Diseases at its peak!

Fearing an outbreak of waterborne, food borne diseases, skin and viral diseases in the wake of the ongoing spell of monsoon rains in lower and upper parts of Sindh, experts have called for keeping an eye on the quality of water and edibles citizens consume nowadays.

Millions of people are Shelter-less compelled to live their lives on the sides of national and super highways. No any dry left in their vicinity to keep themselves safe.

“Since our surroundings are dirty and water and sanitation systems are unpredictable there is a fair possibility of rise in the number of waterborne diseases in the city and as such people should not take fever, headache, gastrointestinal discomforts, vomiting and diarrhea lightly,” said an expert at a private hospital.


“There is hardly any dry place to take shelter. People have no clue how to drain out water. Diseases like gastroenteritis are rampant, badly affecting the population, especially children,” he said.


A survey of some government and private hospitals revealed that cases of gastroenteritis, including adults and children, had been brought to hospitals during the last couple of days from different district, including Dadu, Kashmor, Ghotki, Sanghar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Badin, Hyderabad and Jamshoro.


The provincial health department’s data that shows that Sindh has reported 193,048 cases of watery diarrhoea and dysentery in children in August alone, which is so far the highest number this year. A total of 117,999 cases were reported in July. 


The officials at DHQ Dadu said that more than 120 patients with history of vomiting and loose motions were brought to the hospital on Wednesday, of which adults were released after initial aids while a majority of the minors were kept under observation.

Health experts said waterborne diseases might be endemic to lower and upper parts of Sindh and there was a need to remain watchful about gastroenteritis, hepatitis, typhoid, amebiosis, a form of diarrhoea, and cholera, which were among the main waterborne diseases.