Protests occur in Pakistan over the government's failure to respond to the cholera outbreak in Balochistan.

Pakistanis staged a protest in Dera Bugti districts Pirkoh tehsil of Balochistan province on Saturday . They called for a declaration of Pirkoh as a disaster-affected place .

Islamabad (Pakistan), May 15 : Pakistanis staged a protest in Dera Bugti districts Pirkoh tehsil of Balochistan province on Saturday, expressing fear for the government's inaction to contain the alarming rise in cholera cases, including a toddler, as Pakistan is dealing with a serious water shortage, including the lack of clean drinking water.According to Dawn, 15 patients were in critical condition as per the DHO.Since the first cholera outbreak occurred on April 17, the disease has sickened over 1500 people, according to a health official.On Wednesday, up to 123 new cholera cases were reported.

They called for a declaration of Pirkoh as a disaster-affected place and for the provision of medicine, food, and clean water.They also contested the death toll set by the authorities.According to them, a total of 20 people died in the cholera epidemic, while over 3,200 others were sick.According to the media portal, Senator Sarfraz Bugti has called on authorities to declare an emergency in Pirkoh, take a look at the situation, and lend assistance to the afflicted, as well as completing water supply schemes.