The people of Sindh are shocked by an interview of federal minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin with a Sindhi television channel (on September 02) in which he had claimed that not a single flood victim has died of the stomach disease 'Gastro, or due to any lack of medical facilities in flood relief camps of Sindh so far. It does not behove media to claim 20 people are dying every day on this account. Meanwhile, DG Health Sindh, while talking to the same channel on the same day confirmed that at least 31 persons have died of Gastro. The newspapers of September 3 reported in detail the death of 24 people suffering from Gastro in various camps in Sindh. I request Prime Minister Gilani to take stern action against his irresponsible federal minister who has rubbed salt in the wounds of people of Sindh. -MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL, Karachi, September 3.