Waterborne diseases cases soars to 114,661 in KP’s flood hit areas

Waterborne diseases cases soars to 114,661 in KP’s flood hit areas

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Friday reported an outbreak of waterborne diseases in areas hit by recent devastating flooding.

Waterborne diseases have started spreading as the cases of diarrhoea, rash, chest and respiratory diseases among the residents of the flood- affected areas of the province are on the rise.

According to health officials, medical camps have been established in the flood-stricken districts where 114,661 cases have been reported so far, while more than 10,000 patients have been treated in the province in the last 24 hours. A total 137 medical camps have been established in 13 flood-hit districts to counter the waterborne diseases.

 

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