Three more die of gastro in Sahiwal, dozen hospitalised

SAHIWAL: Gastroenteritis epidemic continues to claim lives as three more people died of the disease and dozen others were hospitalised in different areas of Sahiwal on Saturday. The epidemic outbreak of gastroenteritis has widened to various areas of the district as the monsoon set in. The women from across the district who died after they were hospitalised were Sadia w/o Javed hailing from Railway Road, 50-year-old Nazeeran belonging to Chak No 96/9-L and 30-year-old Ghulam Qadir, of Chak No 105/9-L died where as the condition of 14 others were stated to be serious. The lack of appropriate treatment facilities and shortage of medicines in government run hospitals for gastroenteritis was a major hurdle to treat the affected people that resulted in loss of precious lives. The people of gastroenteritis affected localities expressed grave concerns over the performance of health authorities and have appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab to take notice of the deaths and direct the authorities’ concerns for taking measures to deal with the situation on an emergency basis. 

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