Relief Camp Established At Basti Dhona, Mehmood Kot
LAHORE: On the directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Health Department has established special medical relief camps at Basti Dhona and Mehmood Kot to provide treatment facilities to flood victims.
During his visit to Mehmood Kot, the CM had directed the Health Department to establish a medical relief camp in the area. Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad said a special team of doctors from the Children Hospital has reached Multan for treatment of gastroenteritis. Moreover, members of the Provincial Surveillance and Epidemic Response Cell and experts from the Institute of Public Health Lahore have also visited Muzaffargarh to provide guidelines to the District Response Cell for control and treatment of the epidemic. Fawad said that anti-mosquito spray had been started in all affected districts to control malaria and other diseases, adding that another consignment of medicines had reached Rajanpur from Multan by plane and so far 60 trucks of medicines had been provided in the flood-affected district.
Meanwhile, Health Management Information System Director Dr Muhammad Anwar Janjua said that so far, medical teams have provided treatment facilities to 581,121 patients in flood-affected areas. He said that 1,648,000 packets of ORS have also been distributed among flood victims to protect children and elderly people from dehydration and gastroenteritis.