Jammu and Kashmir faces daunting health challenges after floods

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 22 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5792
  1. Patralekha Chatterjee
  1. 1New Delhi

Floods have left a trail of death, displacement, and devastation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Across the border, Pakistan has also been ravaged by the heavy rain that fell on the western Himalayas earlier this month.

The death toll in India and Pakistan has exceeded 480, although this is expected to rise as rescue and relief work continues. There is an urgent need in the area for food, drinking water, …

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