(Health): Sindh records 35,000 malaria cases in eight months

Karachi Medical/Health Care

Karachi:Sindh Health Department has registered 35,000 malaria cases from 1st January to 31 August 2020 in Sindh province.

According to the latest data released by Sindh Health Department, a total of 35,000 malaria cases were recorded across the Sindh province in 2020 till 31 August 2020. The most of cases were reported from Thatta, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Umerkot and Sujawal.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease and its outbreak took place after monsoon rains due to which thousands of people fell sick in whole Sindh. The malaria cases were common in rural areas of Sindh province as compared to urban areas, while dengue cases were generally reported from urban areas.

More than 2,300 malaria cases were reported in Karachi in 2020 at microscopic Centers working in the city for treatment of malaria patients. The number of malaria cases was low in Karachi, Hyderabad and other urban cities as compared with rural areas of the province. However, under reporting were also observed in coastal areas of Karachi city and its slums area. In 2019, Malaria Control Program Sindh had recorded 146,470 malaria positive cases in the province.