Relief, Medical Camps
The Wapda has established three Relief & Medical Camps for affectees of the recent floods in the areas adjacent to Mangla Dam Raising and Jinnah Hydropower projects.
These camps have been set up in Sanghot and Thothal in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and in Mari Indus in Mianwali district.
The camps are fully functional under the auspices of the project authorities. Besides providing cooked food to the affectees on daily basis, medical teams, comprising doctors and other allied staff, have also been stationed at the camps for treatment of ailing people in the affected areas.
PR not to charge on relief goods: Federal Minister for Pakistan railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has announced free freight service for all relief goods being transported for the flood victims.
In a press statement on Tuesday, he said that PR would do all it could to quickly transport relief goods to the flood stricken areas. He said all the PR employees would donate one day’s salary in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
Health Dept sends relief goods: ON the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the Health Department is working on war-footing for providing medical relief to the flood affectees districts. A fresh consignment, consisting of medicines, drips, ORS and water purification tablets, have been dispatched to Muzfargarh, Rahimyar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan and Mianwali districts.
In this connection, Director General Health Punjab Dr. Muhammad Aslam Ch. informed the media that 120,000 tablets of Paracetamol had already been sent to Mianwali whereas Emergency Drug Kits for 15,000 patients had been sent to Muzaffargarh while medical kits for 1500 patients of gastroenteritis sent to Rahimyar Khan. Moreover, 50,000 ORS packets for D.G. Khan and 100,000 packets of ORS have been sent to Muzaffargarh respectively.