Around 62 percent of the urban population and 84 percent of the rural does not have access to clean water. Waterborne diseases like typhoid, diarrhoea, intestinal worms and hepatitis spread when individuals drink contaminated water. About 1.4 million children die worldwide due to drinking dirty water each year. According to a research, 250,000 die every year in Pakistan owing to these diseases. Waterborne diseases are harming Pakistan’s economy as well. I request the government to take measures to eradicate the spread of these diseases. Moreover, more medical facilities must also be developed to treat patients who fall victim to these illnesses.

SHAY ATEEQ GULAB,

Turbat, July 29.