KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) hailed the Supreme Court (SC) for taking up the issue of contaminated water and poor sanitation in Sindh. A spokesman of PMA said that body had been raising its voice since long on issue but unfortunately no any government paid attention to this enormous problem. Water pollution is one of the major threats to public health in Pakistan. Drinking water quality is poorly managed and monitored. Pakistan ranks at number 80 among 122 nations regarding drinking water quality. Drinking water sources, both surface and groundwater are contaminated. PMA has always shown its concern about health of people of Pakistan. Waterborne diseases, which include, typhoid, gastroenteritis, hepatitis A and E and cholera are increasing day by day. A colossal 80 percent of all diseases in Pakistan are caused by contaminated water, which in turn causes 40 percent of deaths in the country. PMA preaches that prevention is better than cure. Government should focus on prevention of diseases, which can be done by providing safe and potable water. PMA believes that government should expense on prevention of diseases and demands to invest more for provision of clean water to every citizen of country to avoid water born diseases and make Pakistan, a healthy nation.Published in Daily Times, December 8th 2017.