NOWSHERA VIRKAN - With rising mercury, the prolonged power loadshedding is multiplying the problems of citizens, said traders and shopkeepers who held protest against the govt.
The protesters said that the-increasing duration of loadshedding had pushed them to starvation. “Loadshedding during nights has made the lives of the masses especially patients, children and students miserable. They are compelled to pass sleepless nights due to loadshedding and invasion of mosquitoes as also the Health Department has failed to carry out fumigation in the city, they said. Social worker Mushtaq Ahmed stated that following sharp rise in the mercury coupled with prolonged power loadshedding, diseases are spreading in the city. He said that the government was following in the footsteps of the last government and not facilitating the people. According to doctors, most of  children are suffering from gastroenteritis. Some aged persons hit by mosquitoes have also been hospitalised.
According to health experts, stomach-related ailments are partly due to hot and partly due to insanitation.