In Pakistan, there is a serious lack of burns treatment facilities. In Karachi, at least 8 to 10 burn patients are brought to the Civil Hospital Burns Ward every day. Almost all 3rd degree high body surface burns are treated at the Civil Hospital. The Ward also caters to patients from the other parts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.
Incidence of burn injuries in Pakistan is very common among women than in men, though, it can happen to anyone anywhere.
Most common causes of burn injuries in the country are related to the wide use of LPG for cooking, house electricity, the use of chemicals in homes, the use of hot water geysers, large families with many children, the widespread social habit of preparing food at ground level, and the increasing standard of living.