Disease outbreaks hit affectees in Southern Punjab’s flood-hit areas
After Sindh and Balochistan, infectious diseases have started affecting the victim of the flood-hit areas in Punjab due to lack of hygiene and stagnant water.
Punjab’s health department has released statistics related to the disease outbreaks across the province, which shows Southern Punjab reflecting the most number of cases.
A flood-affected man sits along with his children alongside flood waters after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district of Balochistan province.
According to statistics, over 140,000 flood affectees have been infected with various diseases in the southern part of the province, out of which 37,000 are suffering from respiratory infections.
The health department of Punjab states that over 33,000 affectees are suffering from rashes and itching, while over 17,000 remain infected with diarrhoea and stomach diseases.