Four people have died as a result of an outbreak of diarrhea in Dera Bugti district Pirkoh tehsil due to a lack of access to clean drinking water, according to a health official.
Dera Bugti District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Azam Bugti said Parhlo.com that four people, including a two-year-old child and a woman, died after drinking contaminated water from a well.
He said the first case of cholera broke out on April 17 and 1,500 XNUMX people have been infected so far, with 123 new cases reported on Wednesday.
The number of patients at the district headquarters hospital has increased so much that health workers are putting patients down, said Dr Bugti, adding that medicines were also running out.
On Monday, Senator Sarfraz Bugti called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Balochistan Prime Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo to order the authorities to declare a state of emergency in Pirkoh.
According to locals, there was no clean water supply to the Department of Public Health Engineering (PHE) and people had to drink water from ponds and ponds.
PHE is a government department responsible for the development and provision of clean drinking and sewerage projects, according to the Balochistan government website.
CM Bizenjo acknowledged the lack of drinking water in Pirkoh and approved the release of R10 million in special funds to the PHE department on an emergency basis.
According to a report released by the CM Secretariat, the release of funds will enable the PHE department to supply water to residents of affected areas through tanks.
CM Bizenjo also directed that the supply of water tanks continue until the onset of rainfall and the expansion of water resources.
In addition, he instructed the commissioner of Sibi unit to monitor personally the steps taken to solve the water problem.