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Updates on the Pakistan earthquake, 3 October 2013

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Situation overview

3 October 2013 -Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Baluchistan reported that earthquake caused 376 (330 from Awaran and 46 from Kech) deaths with 594 injuries reported from Awaran and 240 from Kech. The official data reveals 160,000 people affected in district Awaran and 25,000 people in Kech. The updates also include 32,000 affected families in Awaran and 5,000 families in Kech whereas 20,000 houses in Awaran and 1000 houses in Kech are partially or completely damaged. PDMA Balochistan has declared UCs Awaran, Teertaij, Gishkore, Gajjar, Nokjo & Parwar “Calamity hit areas” in Awaran while Dandar and Hoshap in Kech. PDMA Baluchistan has allowed all United Nation Agencies for localized response, however, all national and local NGOs have to obtain NOC from government before implementing any project.

In Tehsil Mashkai and Awaran, most of the health facilities are damaged and non-functional; DHQ Awaran is providing health care services to the affected people. In Awaran 7 BHUs are affected, 3 BHUs are fully damaged and 2 partially damaged while 2 BHUs are intact. Eight Civil Dispensaries in Tehsil Awaran are damaged and no proper health care services are available. Another request of medicines received from DG Health Services, asking for 1 Inter Agency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) and 3 Diarrheal Disease Kits (DDKs) along with anti-malarial medicines, Bed nets, and Environmental Health related items for the affected districts of Balochistan. District Health Officer Awaran requires urgent support of LLINs and RDTs for malarial medicines.

Related links

Overview of the earthquake as of October 1, 2013

Earthquake in Baluchistan - Health situation report # 4 [pdf 1.24 Mb]

Earthquake in Baluchistan - Health situation report # 3 [pdf 702 Kb]

Earthquake in Baluchistan - Health situation report # 2 [pdf 951Kb]

Earthquake in Baluchistan - Health situation report # 1 [pdf 187 Kb]

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 213 707
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 9.7
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 178
Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population) 0.5
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 66.5

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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