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Pakistan: Over 90,000 people treated for water-borne diseases in Sindh in a day

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According to media sources, Sindh health department data indicates that more than 90,000 individuals were treated for water-borne infections in the province in a single day as flood mortality in Pakistan continues to mount.

Over 1,500 people have died as a result of the devastating floods in Pakistan on Friday, while hundreds of displaced residents in Sindh were being treated for infectious and water-borne ailments Sindh Directorate General Health Services stated in a report released on Friday that 92,797 people were treated on September 15.

Along with 28 instances of dengue, the report said that 17,977 cases of diarrhoea and 20,064 cases of skin diseases were reported on Thursday. Since July 1, 2.3 million patients have received care in mobile hospitals set up in flood-affected areas and in the field.

Furthermore, 22 deaths connected to flooding were reported in 24 hours, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). There have been 1,508 fatalities since June 14.

NDMA also stated in its daily status report that nine people were hurt in flood-related accidents on the previous day, bringing the total to 12,758, according to Dawn.

Homes, automobiles, crops, and cattle were destroyed in Pakistan’s disastrous floods as a result of the country’s record monsoon rainfall, causing an estimated $30 billion in damage.

The government and the UN have attributed the rising seas in the aftermath of the record-breaking summer heat on climate change. The challenge that Pakistan is experiencing as a result of climate change, according to Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto, may be experienced by other nations as well.

Bhutto asserted that large, wealthy nations must accept responsibility for addressing climate change. Bilawal Bhutto mentioned the effects of Pakistan’s recent rainfall, claiming that a 100-km-wide lake in Sindh had affected populated regions.

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