Islamabad: As many as 240,000 pregnant women and 1.36 million children were affected by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province, official said.Floods in Sindh province has impacted over eight million people. As many as 1.3 million homes have been damaged and six million acres of land inundated.

National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Zafar Qadir said the number of women affected by the floods was 4.13 million.

“If it is assumed that many of the patients had a repeat visit to the medical facilities, the number of flood victims suffering from various diseases would be between 1.5 million and 2 million,” Dawn quoted Qadir as saying.

Fawad Khan, a senior official, said over 20 percent of the patients was suffering from acute respiratory infection.

(Agencies)