BAJAUR AGENCY - Some 14 women died while many others got infected from a mysterious disease broke out at Warah Mamound area of Bajaur Agency, locals of the area told on Thursday.
They said that the disease had hit the mountainous areas of Dabar, Badan, Saro Sha and surrounding areas of Warrah Mamond of Bajaur Agency. “At least 14 women have been died within a week while many others infected from the mysterious disease spreading speedily in the area,” Tahir Khan, a local of the area told The Nation. The locals also complained about lack of health facilities in the local hospital for patients and expressed concern over the alarming situation. They said that the situation might become more alarming if immediate steps were not taken.
They demanded the local authorities and health department to immediately send medical teams to the areas. Dr Zakir Hussain, Agency Surgeon, has confirmed the outbreak of mysterious disease and subsequently women’s death caused by it in the area.
Talking to The Nation, he said that the disease broke out in different areas of Warrah Mamond one week ago and killed several women.
He said that several health teams comprising senior doctors and paramedics were sent to the affected areas to control the situation and identify causes behind the outbreak of disease. To a question, he said that the health department is making all-out efforts to control the situation in the area.