PMA seeks comprehensive approach to avert rain loss


Staff Reporter

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), warning people as well authorities of possible urban flooding in Karachi, consequent to possible heavy rains during next few days, has called for a comprehensive approach to avert loss of human lives and property as experienced during previous spell of more than a week ago.
Dr. S.M.Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre) in a statement here Friday said after affects of last week’s rain still persists and puddles of stagnant water alongwith decayed garbage can be witnessed around the city.
If it rains again then the damage to the life and property of the people of Sindh and Karachi would be much severe, said the PMA official attributing the severity to lack of preparedness on part of the authorities. “No precautionary measures could be seen on the ground to protect people against expected heavy rains and flooding,” said Dr. Qaiser Sajjad.
Reiterating that meteorological department’s forecast must not be ignored, he reminded that public vulnerability to series of infections, including water borne diseases, may also increase manifold with every possibility of the same getting all the more intense.

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