Woman Dies of Malaria in Islamabad- Doctors Warn of a Possible Malaria Outbreak

July 19

Suhail Dar

A 38-year-old woman died after she was diagnosed with Malaria in Batengoo area of Islamabad (anantnag) district in South Kashmir.

The Lady (name with held) was admitted in District Hospital of Islamabad (anantnag) on the 9th Day of July  where the doctors referred her to Srinagar’s SMHS  for advanced treatment.

She remained admitted in SMHS till the 13th day of July, finally she passed away.

The Doctors at SMHS Srinagar told The Kashmiriyat that the lady had been diagnosed with Malaria and it was possible that the Malria disease may spread in the Batengoo area.

He advised people of the area or in other areas of the district to go for medical checkups if they face shaking chills, high fever, profuse sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or diarrhea.

He said that people of Batengoo must avoid going near dead animals or near litter or water drainage or garbage.

The Lady who was a resident of Batengoo area in Islamabad (Anantnag) was laid to rest at her native.

As per World Malaria Report 2017 by World Health Organization(WHO), in 2016, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries, up from 211 million cases in 2015.

According to an official figure published in 2016, In Jammu Kashmir, malaria has increased from 216 cases in 2015 to 242 cases in 2016,