CHUNIAN - The CPHR in collaboration with Hazara Public School & College set up medical camps in flood-hit areas of district Thatta.
The victims in village 103 Mori and Pir Patho were provided with medical facilities to prevent or minimize spread of diseases.
The Clinical & Population Health Research’s Emergency Coordinator Faiz Soomro, Dr Illyas Soomro and Programme Officer Amjad facilitated nearly 500 people during the camps. It was observed that children were at high risk of deadly water-borne diseases, such as watery diarrhoea, malnutrition and dysentery.
They were prescribed and provided with nutritious food supplements, multi-vitamins and syrups along with proper medical treatments. Ointments and eye-drops were among the largely dispensed medicines because of skin and eye infections.
Moreover, several suspected cases of cholera and malaria were also reported. The CPHR also identified a few cases of persons with disabilities who had been deprived of any health assistance due to lack of accessibility.