The Ministry of Public Health said that seasonal ailments that occur as a result of hot and cold weather have increased among children across the country.
Shrafat Zaman Amrkhil, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, said that in the past seven months, nearly 200,000 children have suffered from various seasonal illnesses in the country.
“Almost 60,000 cases of acute diarrhea and 4,000 cases of malaria have been recorded in the eastern zone, although the cases of this disease have decreased relatively compared to the past,” said Shrafat Zaman Amrkhil.
Meanwhile, citizens said that seasonal illnesses have increased as the weather has warmed in the country.
“Our patient first had diarrhea and vomiting, and in the process, he lost fluids. We took him to Paktika Hospital, and the doctors started treatment on him,” said Noor Mohammad, a Paktia resident.
“He had diarrhea and then he could not digest the milk and vomited. After that, blood came from his mouth,” said Mohammad Nazir, a Kabul resident.
According to UNICEF, 76% of children in South Asia, 460 million, were exposed to extremely high temperatures.