KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sindh is organizing medical camps in different flood-affected districts of the Sindh province to prevent people from waterborne diseases.
President, PMA Sindh, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, said that the PMA branches, including the PMA Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Mitthi, and others, are holding medical camps in the flood-affected districts of the province to prevent people from waterborne diseases.
He explained that waterborne diseases afflict scores of people each year, particularly those living without safe, accessible water in developing countries. He informed that the most common waterborne diseases are gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, typhoid, Hepatitis A, and others. He further informed that malaria, dengue, and other vector-borne diseases are also common in flood-affected areas.
Dr Mirza said that the PMA teams would also provide lifesaving drugs, food items, and mosquito nets to those affected during medical camps. He said that snakebite cases are also being reported in flood-affected camps.