Power outages affecting health in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 15:28

Islamabad: More and more people are suffering from psychological disorders in Rawalpindi due to chronic power outages, with electricity cut up to 16 hours a day.

People are forced to spend sleepless nights due to unscheduled cuts. The day temperature hovers around 40 degrees Celsius.

The Dawn reported on Sunday that the number of psychological patients was going up in three government-run hospitals as the electricity loadshedding had created psychological disorders.

Data at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Holy Family and the District Headquarters hospitals show that over 180 people were brought every day with anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, mood swings and migraine.

Doctors said that people spend sleepless nights and restless days due to power outages.

A doctor said that the heat made people aggressive.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 15:28
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