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Many children in Paktika suffering from diarrhea

Many children in Paktika suffering from diarrhea

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Jul 22, 2019 - 13:02

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Residents and healthinfo-icon officials in southeastern Paktika province say diarrheal diseases among children have increased recently, sparking concerns.

Dr. Ghausuddin Danish, a doctor at the Sharan Civil Hospital, told Pajhwok Afghan News that 70 to 80 ailing children were brought to the hospital on a daily basis.

“There has been a surge in the number of diarrhea-affected children and we are striving to handle the situation,” he added.

Danish linked the diseases with the hot weather, lack of cleanliness and consumption of dirty water and fruits.

Syed Wali, a resident of Sharan, said two of his children were suffering from diarrhea and he had taken them to hospital for medical treatment.

Haji Anwar, another resident, confirmed the disease was on the rise in the province. “Doctors and parents should cooperate on curbing the disease.”

Abdul Hadi Hashimi, the public health director, said he was unaware of the serious issue. “It is not a matter of concern. We are ready to handle the disease.”

sa/mud

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