Monsoon rains has started and the weather has changed a lot. But due to these rains, many epidemics have also broken out. Our country is facing many serious problems but a major one is our poor drainage system which creates the poor sanitary condition that lead to outbreak of many diseases ranging from cholera, typhoid, malaria, dysentery, yellow fever to skin diseases of various kind. The concerned government departments should pay special attention towards this issue and solve this problem on emergency basis. -AYESHA GHAFFAR AWAN, Lahore, July 29.