Sindh reports over 300,000 Malaria cases in 11 months
Over 364,000 people admitted at various hospitals across Sindh due to mosquito-borne infection, malaria in the last 11 months of the ongoing year, according to the Sindh Health Department.
Following the devastating floods in Sindh, the standing floodwater provides a large area for mosquitoes to breed, leading to the spread of diseases like malaria and dengue.
According to Sindh Health Department, women, children and elderly people were most among the infected as 41,000 cases of malaria were reported in the flood-affected areas.
This year, more than 2.5 million people were screened for malaria and the highest number of 51,341 cases were reported in Thatta district of Sindh.
Following Thatta, Larkana reported 50,205, Karachi reported 8,752 and the least cases 2,052 were reported in Sanghar district.
SHD informed that so far 23 people have lost their lives from malaria infection in the province; contrary to this Director General Health Dr Juman Bahoto said that 30 people have died from the infection in Dadu district alone.
DG health feared that cases of water-borne diseases may increase across the province as floodwater was still inundated in flood-affected areas.