Malaria cases on the rise in Larkana

LARKANA: Sudden outburst of Malaria cases in entire Larkana district has made lives of poor ailing people miserable. As many as 10 cases were treated by only one private medical doctor Irshad Ahmed Jokhio in Larkana during last week and more than 40 others registered in the Government Hospital (GH) Naundero by March 08.

Duty doctors of GH told PPI that these poor patients arrived in the hospital from almost all the nearby villages to get treatment for the ailment. They further said that due to recent rains, the mosquitoes had started biting people due to which Malaria cases will continue to increase.

Private medical practitioners have confirmed that Malaria cases had risen as four to five patients arrive at their clinics for treatment daily. Dr Altaf Jokhio, private medical practitioner in Ratodero told this scribe that he examined as many as 12 patients during the last week at his clinic which showed that the disease had surfaced in Ratodero as well. He said the most common symptoms of the disease are high fever with shivering, severe body pain and headache with no hunger. He said that if mosquitoes are eliminated, there will be almost no chance for eruption of the disease. He recalled that in the past government used to spray areas with aero planes due to which this disease was completely eliminated but it was abandoned for unknown reasons.

The Naundero municipal authorities have so far failed to adopt any preventive measure of spraying the vulnerable sites, removing garbage regularly or making the town clean so that mosquitoes could be eliminated.

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