Entry republished with permission by UM Healthcare
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Village: DAANG KALAY
TEHSIL : Tangi
District : Charsadda
On Wednesday, our team went to the Daang kalay village. Our team comprises two doctors (Dr. Haidar Ali & Dr. Naveed) and two paramedics from CDRS. We saw a total number of 160 patients there, which were mostly males, and mainly skin diseases, respiratory infections, and gastroenteritis all caused by dirty stagnant flood water. The majority of people in the area also suffer from dehydration due to the hot weather and lack of clean water supplies.
In one case, a young female presented to Dr. Naveed with fungal dermatis which was worsened due to the constant water. She was advised of preventive measures and given anti-fungal oral and topical treatments. Similarly, a young man presented to me complaining of dizziness, vertigo and diarrhea. We found his blood pressure to be very low and treated him with medicines and fluida via i/v.
Additionally, we delivered water purification tablets to the people and also vaccinated people against typhoid, cholera, and influenza.
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
VILLAGE: BEYAR GARHI
TEHSIL : Tangi
DISTT : Charsadda
Thursday was the 1st day of Ramadan, and our team went to the village of Beyar Ggarhi which was affected by flood waters on the 1st of August. After 13 days we were the first medical team to have reached there. The whole of the village was damaged by the flood except, luckily, the mosque. We found that all of their water wells were full of mud, streets were full of bricks and debris of damaged walls.
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