Karachi heatwave death toll rises to 1264


KARACHI: At least 1264 patients have died due to heatstroke in different hospitals in Karachi.


According to details, 200 patients have died at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, 31 at Karachi Metropolitan Hospital, 176 at civil hospital, 374 at Jinnah Hospital, 39 at Sindh Government Qatar Hospital, two at Government Lyari Hospital, 51 at Cardiology Hospital while 27 heat stroke patients lost their lives at Sindh Government Hospital in Korangi until now.

Heatstroke treatment centres have been set up around the city to treat the tens of thousands affected by heatstroke and dehydration.

Karachi hospitals have treated nearly 80,000 people for the effects of heatstroke and dehydration, according to medical officials.

The heatwave struck Karachi at a time when the city s Muslim majority was observing the dawn-to-dusk fasting month of Ramazan, further worsening the situation. Repeated power outrages across the province, and particularly in Karachi, exacerbated the situation.