Paediatric emergencies increased amid heatwave in Sindh
The paediatric emergencies in Sindh have recorded a rise in children patients amid heat wave generated by Cyclone Tauktae.
According to the sources, most of the cases were of diarrhea, viral fever, upper respiratory tract infections and fever with fits.
Dr Irfan Habib, medical director of ChildLife Foundation said “there were many children who required immediate emergency treatment due to the intense heat and related illnesses. In Karachi, most of the children were brought to Childlife Foundation’s emergency facilities from Orangi Town, Nazimabad, Korangi, Lyari and Liaquatabad”
Between May 10 to May 18, 22,000 paediatric children reported emergency facilities of various hospitals across Sindh and Balochistan.
ChildLife Foundation has emergency services at the Civil hospitals in Karachi and Quetta, National Institute of Child Health, Sindh Government Hospital Korangi-5, Lyari General Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Peoples Medical College Hospital, Nawabshah, Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Hyderabad and Ghulam Muhammad Mehar Medical College Hospital, Sukkur.