The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has urged government to dispose of garbage and sacrificial remains on urgent basis and initiation of fumigation drive by civic agencies in their respective areas to overcome the spread of diseases. It was revealed in the statement issued by PMA here on Wednesday.
It has been observed that the concerned authorities, who were supposed to continue the fumigation and cleanliness exercise throughout the year, had failed to keep the areas clean and to carry out proper fumigation, especially near hospitals, markets and at garbage dumping sites.
The PMA is very much concerned over the unhygienic and grimy situation in urban areas specially in Karachi where sewerage water on the streets and roads, heaps of uncollected garbage and remains of sacrificial animals have become breeding places for flies due to which swarms of flies can be seen everywhere in cities covering fruits, vegetables and all other edibles in the markets, it said.
Flies are major cause of transmitting different diseases particularly the Gastro intestinal diseases and these flies are spreading diseases rapidly. The diseases like gastroenteritis and typhoid are on rise owing to the ugly situation.