Almost 380,000 people affected in Chitral floods

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ISLAMABAD: Apart from claiming 36 lives and injuring a dozen, the recent floods in Chitral have also affected a population of around 380,000 people, the four per cent of which comprises pregnant women, according to local media reports.

According to a report compiled by the National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network (NHEPRN), the post-flood situation in Chitral is worsening due to the scarcity of resources and closure of roads due to massive landslides, sources further revealed.

“Their entire year’s stock of medicine is almost finished and currently the local administration urgently needs it as there are chances of an outbreak of various diseases,” a doctor from the area said.