One million houses completely demolished in recent flood: NDMA


National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman Irshad Bhatti said that one million houses have been completely demolished due to the recent floods, whereas 1.7 million acres of cash crops have been submerged.

Talking to a news channel, he said that seven million people have been affected by floods in Sindh, whereas 342 have been killed.

He said that so far 342 people have died which include 77 children and 95 women. Almost half a million out of 7 million affected people have been accommodated in the temporary relief camps set up by the government, he added.

He said that difficulties are being faced due to absence of drainage facilities in the flood-hit areas.

However, all the departments under Provincial and Federal governments are administering sprays to prevent spread of diseases in the affected areas, he added.

He said that government departments are working to ensure timely supply of food to the flood affected people; however some complaints were received about late arrival of food supplies.

Irshad Bhatti said that 18000 females out of 120,000 pregnant females in the affected areas could suffer from other illnesses.

He said that the issue of pregnant women has been dealt with by setting up mini hospitals or health units and complicated cases would be referred to them.

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