The provincial health department has declared rain emergency in all Karachi hospitals from Friday (August 9) to Monday (August 12) following heavy rain predictions in the city.
According to a statement issued by the health department on Wednesday, heads of hospitals have been directed to ensure the presence of doctors, paramedics, and medicines in the institutions. It is pertinent to mention that the Met Office has predicted that monsoon rain with thunderstorm will hit the city from Friday to Monday prior to the Eid-ul-Azha.
Under the influence of this system, widespread rain, wind and thunderstorms may occur in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thar, Mirpurkhas, Thatta, and Badin during August 9-11. Scattered rain/wind-thunderstorms are also expected in Sukkur and Larkana divisions during the period.
The heavy rain may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta, Badin and Hyderabad districts on August 10 and 11, the Met Office warned. All concerned authorities have been advised to remain alert and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.