KARACHI - Scabies and diarrhoea are on the rise in the camps of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs), which are set up at four public schools at Sachal Goth, SUPARCO. The common diseases are gastroenteritis, skin, malaria, tuberculosis and pneumonia, while these patients are being treated at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Ojha Institute. The Sindh government in collaboration with UNICEF has administered polio drops to under five-year children, while vaccination of nearly all diseases have been completed in these IDPs camps. Nearly 30,000 flood-displaced people have been housed in 17 relief camps, set up in the City. As many as 2000 IDPs are housed in these four camps at Sachal Goth. Two dispensaries are working round the clock in collaboration with Pak Centre for Social Development (PCSD) that is providing health facilities to the helpless people in these four camps. Talking to The Nation on Sunday, Dr Ahad, in-charge medical facility of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), said that these two dispensaries were working diligently round the clock, and attending nearly 150 patients on daily basis. He said, We are taking medical facilities from Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobraj Hospital and Ojha Institute, while the dispensaries are working in three shifts. To protect the IDPs from water borne diseases, we are using water purification tablets. Moreover, ambulances are available on high alert. Pak Centre for Social Development has adopted the dispensaries from the government to facilitate the government in term of providing relief to the IDPs, said Secretary PCSD Nayyar Zaidi. He said the PCSD was providing doctors, paramedical staff and medicines in these dispensaries. Moreover these centres were also providing medical back-up to the governments relief efforts in Sindh. He said Sindh government has requested the PCSD to look after the health facilities at 17 relief camps in the city. Our interest in this campaign is only to assist the government authorities, struggling with the fatalities of the centurys worst flood. The PCSD is committed to the development of a prosperous Pakistan. It believes that an effective system of health and education can make the country vivacious and prosperous. However, some of the IDPs living at these camps have told The Nation that they are living without electricity and the classrooms of these four schools have no fans, causing unrest among the IDPs, especially the children. Muhammad Nawaz from Kashmoor said that the supply of food and water to the relief camps is uninterrupted. He said that dispensaries were working efficiently, and providing state-of-the-art health facilities, but we are living without electricity that made our stay miserable. Our family members are deprived of dresses. The government must provide dresses and pocket money to the IDPs, he said. Muhammad Qasim from Shahdadkot said that there was no proper facility of toilets, which is causing sever problems to our family. Our family members, including children, sleep on floor without any sheet, he said.