KARACHi: The heatwave in Karachi claimed over 1,000 lives from June 20 to 26, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh.
A total 801 people died in public sector hospitals from June 20 to 26, while 211 fatalities were reported from private health facilities from June 20 to June 25, said a PDMA press release issued here on Saturday.
According to PDMA figures, 163 heat-related deaths were reported from Civil Hospital, 338 JPMC, 68 SG Qatar Hospital, 190 Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, 29 Sindh Government Hospital (SGH) New Karachi Hospital, 06 SGH Liaquatabad Hospital and 07 from SGH Korangi.
It further said that 145 people died during treatment at private hospitals, while 66 bodies were brought to the private health facilities during the period.
It said that the PDMA is monitoring the situation and taking necessary measures in close coordination with relevant departments/stakeholders to help heatwave affectees.