By: Ayaz Buriro
Khairpur Nathan Shah: Water supply worth millions of rupees failed to provide safe drinking water to citizens of Khairpur Nathan Shah by Public Health Department. People are drinking contaminated, polluted and dirty water. The quality of drinking water in urban and rural areas are not acceptable because it is not a drinkable at all.
According to details, town committee had installed the lines of water supply to the citizens millions rupees scheme. Furthermore, water supply has been given to public health department to provide safe drinking water but unfortunately public health department failed in this regards. People are getting drinking water far from city through donkeys.
According to news, almost 85% of the households obtain wayer through donkeys and send 30 rupees for 2 rubber buckets of water.
Whereas, as per senior Dr Sayed Arab Ali said that access to safe drinking water is so poor. While poor water and sanitation is a major public health concern. Waterborne diseases are responsible for substantial human and economic losses. He also shared that contaminated and water are also major causes of hepatitis.
Meanwhile, according to research study 785 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water. Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 485 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.
Whereas social and political activist Fayaz Hussain demanded that residents of Khairpur Nathan Shah are facing sade drinking water while its the major responsibility of public health department and state to provide basic fundamental needs to the citizens. It seems that public health department deprived to provide safe drinking water and people are fatching water through the donkeys for from the city.