Letters To The Editor

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."
– Albert Einstein

Monsoon Season and Diseases

While providing some respite from the summer heat, monsoons can also bring on a variety of vector, airborne, and waterborne infections. Every year, when the seasons change, new health issues arise, and our bodies must be prepared to handle them, especially when the monsoon arrives straight after a sweltering summer and brings with it dramatic weather changes. People are more susceptible to bacterial, viral, and fungal illnesses as a result of increasing climate change and humidity. There is growing concern about how these current illnesses may behave throughout the monsoon season. Rainy season precautions are required since the monsoon season delivers a variety of things, including cool showers, lush vegetation, and frightening sicknesses and diseases. As far as we are aware, the monsoon brings with it a number of ailments. Our bodies quickly move from a scorching environment to one that is wet and rainy. It will take some time for our bodies to adjust to the new weather. We would prefer to be extra vigilant during the monsoon since the physical body is sensitive in such a condition to monsoon infections. Malaria, dengue, and other water-borne infections are extremely serious illnesses that can occasionally be fatal. To keep these ailments at bay, we'd like to take preventive precautions This will be accomplished by taking precautionary action. The appropriate measures to stop them are: Drink many glasses of water. Prefer boiled water as drinking clean water is vital to prevent water-borne diseases. Don’t forget to hold your umbrella and raincoat with you always. Avoid getting wet in the rains.

Wear full-sleeved shirts, pants, and socks while visiting sleep.

Use mosquito repellent on the body. Avoid eating raw foods during monsoon.

Maria Taimoor,

Alarming increase in child abuse crime

The alarming increase in child abuse offences in Punjab revealed by a new confidential report calls for swift and determined response. The findings in the paper, which show that boys are victimised more often than girls, are quite troubling. These findings ought to be a wake-up call for society at large and the government to put the safety of our children first and join forces to stop this horrible crime. The report's conclusions put light on the terrifying fact that offenders frequently live near to their victims. This underlines the necessity of increased community vigilance and reinforces the value of fostering safe environments where kids can develop and thrive fearlessly. Power disparities, cultural taboos, and socio-economic difficulties are just a few of the contributing elements that keep the cycle of abuse going. It is crucial for different parties, such as the police, parents, and pertinent authorities, to coordinate. Sensitization and capacity-building programmes for professionals who often engage with children, such as teachers and healthcare workers, can help identify cases of child abuse early and provide the necessary support. From a legal standpoint, creating specialised tribunals for cases of child abuse and updating current child protection laws are essential steps to guaranteeing justice for victims and accountability for offenders.

Hasan Anas,