SHAHDADKOT - Four more people including children died of gastro and malaria in Qambar area of Shahdadkot on Friday.

Gastro is a gastrointestinal infection disease commonly known as gastro. The rate of deaths due to different diseases in flood-affected as well as in residential areas could not be arrested.

The deaths due to gastro and malaria are increasing day by day. The total number of deaths in one day reached six. This time all four deaths including three children took place within five hours in the camps of flood victims sitting on the roads. The dead include two-year-old Shazia, eight-year-old Aymen, nine-year-old Muhammad Magsi and 55-year-old Bagan Khoso.

The management of Qambar has so far been unsuccessful in providing medical aid to the flood affectees. 

Kashmor hospitals run out of beds to accommodate patients

Almost all hospitals at Tangwani in district Kashmor, Sindh are filled with malaria and gastro patients as sharp rise has been noticed in the population of mosquitoes in the area in the wake of recent monsoon floods. 

And to make matters worse, the administration of district Kashmor has failed to take any step to remedy the situation as several low-lying areas are still under knee-deep water while the absence of anti-mosquito spray has led to unchecked growth in the population of mosquitoes. People of the area have demanded the authorities to take steps on a war footing so that precious human lives could be saved.

Mass marriage of 24 flood-stricken couples held in Qambar

Twenty-four couples from flood-affected areas were wedded in a mass marriage ceremony held at a relief camp in Qambar on Friday. 

As per details, the district administration organised the mass wedding ceremony of 24 flood-stricken and destitute couples in tehsil Naseerabad in Qambar relief camp and gave away a dowry of Rs100,000 to each bride and groom.

Civil society workers, locals and families of the brides and grooms attended the mass marriage ceremony and instilled a sense of joy amid destitution. 

The food was also served to the guests and flood victims on this occasion.