Over 1800 diarrhea cases in Ibrahim Hyderi within week

November 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: More than 1800 diarrhea cases have been reported in Sindh Government Ibrahim Hyderi Hospital in a week due to the consumption of contaminated water, PPI learned on Thursday.

According to the data shared by administration of Ibrahim Hyderi Hospital located in the area, over 18000 diarrhea patients were reported from 11 November to 19 November in hospital but no one is in critical condition.

Medical Superintendent, Sindh Government Ibrahim Hyderi Hospital, Dr Aftab Ahmed said hundreds of patients were brought to the hospital with complaint of diarrhea disease last week and majority of them women.

He said this is not the season of gastric diseases but poor sanitation and contaminated water are major reasons for prevalence of such diseases in the area.

He said local people complained that contaminated water is being supplied to the area and some water supply lines have developed leaks during construction work. He said water tanks have also not been cleaned in the area from several years; therefore, many people have fallen sick after consuming the contaminated water

He said situation is under control and the general public has been advised to use boiled water to avoid diarrhea. He said availability of doctors and paramedics has been ensured in the hospital to provide timely treatment to patients.

Director Health Karachi, Dr Zafar Ejaz said overall situation in Ibrahim Hyderi area has been improved in last two days. He said all possible steps have already been taken to provide relief to diarrhea patients.

He said adequate arrangements have been made in context of availability of medicines and drips at Ibrahim Hyderi Hospital while town health officer and lady health workers have also been activated in the area for awareness purpose.