Four more children die of gastro in Matiari | The Express Tribune


Four more children aged one to 13 died of gastrointestinal infection disease commonly known as gastro in Matiari district on Thursday.

Matiari District Headquarters Hospital sources said that the children were brought with severe stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Vinod said the death toll due to gastro has reached to nine in the district during the past two months. Moreover, 50 more patients suffering from the waterborne were brought to different hospitals across the district.

The total number of gastro patients in different hospitals has reached around 350, Dr Viono said.

Kotri District Health Officer Dr Barkat Laghari told Daily Express that 60 to 70 patients suffering from gastro were visiting the hospital daily, among whom, the patients with worse condition are being admitting in the hospital.

Liaquat Medical Hospital Jamshoro Assistant Medical Superintendent Dr. Niaz Babar told Daily Express that around 70 to 80 persons are falling prey to the gastro disease on daily basis. In the same way, many people affected by gastro have been brought to the settlement hospitals of Maanjhand, Sann and other health centers of the district where medical facilities are being provided to them by the Health Department, Jamshoro.

On the other hand, Sindh’s CM by taking notice of the outbreak of gastro disease at Manchar Lake and on the death of children across the district sought a report from the DC Jamshoro and ordered to establish a medical camp at Manchar Lake. He said that a Medical camp will be set up on the banks of the lake and provide complete medical facilities to the affected children.

Jamshoro DC Cpt (retd) Fariduddin Mustafai said that efforts have been started to control the gastro disease in the district.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2022.

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