Flood-ravaged another issue is the malaria outbreak that has been reported in hundreds of instances in both Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
In the wake of the flash floods and the subsequent stagnation of water that served as ideal breeding grounds for all varieties of mosquitoes and other insects, experts had already issued warnings of such a catastrophe.
According to the Sindh Health Department, Thatta has 521 malaria cases that are not being treated, 93 patients are being treated in hospitals in Hyderabad, 102 cases are present in Jamshoro, 103 in Tando Allahyar, four in Matiari, and 91 in Dadu.
Additionally, 137 cases were reported in Badin and 106 in Tando Muhammad Khan, and 85 patients are receiving treatment in district Sujawal.
On the other side, KP reported 198 instances of malaria in Lakki Marwat on one day, 113 in Malakand, 68 in Dera Ismail (DI) Khan, 58 in Tank, 37 in Lower Dir, 28 in Charsadda, 27 in Nowshera, 5 in Mardan, 4 in Swat, 1 in Upper Kohistan, and 1 in each of Peshawar, Upper Chitral, and Lower Chitral.
According to the Newspaper agency, the KP Health Department has directed all District Health Officers (DHOs) to ensure the disease’s control and prevention.
One of its officials stated that “after cholera and diarrhea, malaria and dengue are the most widespread [diseases]”.
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