BADIN    -   Flood victims including children and women are becoming more vulner­able to health issues as thousands of people are suffering from infectious and water-borne diseas­es in flood-hit areas of the district while the death toll due to flood has sur­passed 25, says the gov­ernment data.

While the hype of differ­ent diseases including gas­tro, malaria, diarrhoea, cholera and other diseas­es are prevalent in the dis­trict the dengue virus is also active there.

According to reports, the flood has played havoc for thousands of people of the different union councils including Peer Fateh Shah, Abdullah Shah, Nindo, Dai Jarkas, Oliya Jarkas, Peer Bodlu, Saman Sarkar, Mal­kani, Ahmed Rajo.

Majority of the people of different areas have left their villages and settled in relief camps and oth­ers safer areas as their vil­lages were inundated with flood water.

According to official re­ports, a total of 13,060 gastro cases, 3,632 skin diseases, 5,111 malaria cases and 30 dengue cas­es have been reported in the district.

The health department Badin with the collabo­ration of district admin­istration is conducting fogging spray, larvicid­ing and awareness ses­sions. Even more than 264 free medical mobile camps were arranged and 550 health sessions have been conducted by the district health de­partment.