Pak flood victims supplied drinking water containing tadpoles at relief camp

August 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Aug.21 (ANI): The dreadful condition under which flood affected people in relief camps in Pakistan’s Sindh province are being forced to live has come to light with reports of tadpoles being found in drinking water supplies at these camps.

Flood victims, who have taken shelter at the Maymarabad camp, complained that tadpoles were seen in the drinking water being supplied at the camp.

Dozens of people at this camp are suffering from water-borne diseases, but local authorities have turned a blind eye towards continuous complaints against the inhuman condition prevailing there.

Amazingly, the authorities did not pay heed to requests of getting the water tested, despite several children falling sick after consuming the polluted water.

A local non-government organisation had offered to install water purification plants at various camps across the province, but the offer was not taken seriously by the authorities.

The delay in construction of lavatories has also worsened the situation, The Daily Times reports.

It may be noted that the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) Health Group of Offices had earlier claimed to have treated thousands of patients at the relief camp in Maymarabad.

The CDGK claimed that a team of doctors was looking after the health of flood victims at relief camps and around 3,000 people have been treated so far. (ANI)

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