Pakistan Red Crescent Society extends flood-hit medical cover for 3 months
DERA GHAZI KHAN: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has announced extending medical cover to the residents of flood-affected areas for three months besides provision of six water filtration plants for DG Khan, Rajanpur, Jacobabad, Qamber Shadad Kot, Nasirabad and Jaferabad with a capacity of 3,000 litre per hour.
This was announced by PRCS Chairman Major General (r) Ch Muhammad Nawaz Khan while distributing relief items at a tent village set up for the flood victims in Dera Ghazi Khan. Gen (r) Nawaz added that over 16 medical teams of Red Crescent were working in flood affected areas and have treated so far over 28,000 patients. In Punjab three Mobile Health Units are functioning in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and seven Mobile Health Units in the Sindh districts that include Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Khairpur, Sukkur and Qamber Shadad Kot while in Balochistan six mobile health units Qila Safiullah, Loralai, Sibbi, Dera Murad Jamali, Dera Allah Yar and Jhal Magsi.
The Chairman said that the PRCS in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), other partner national societies and local donors is assisting a total of 52, 500 victims (7,500) families with food, non-food items, emergency health and shelters in the affected areas. Gen Nawaz said that the PRCS is also undertaking the Integrated Recovery Programme (IRP) in KPK, Punjab and Sindh in 6 districts. The main areas covered in the IRP are livelihood, shelter, water, sanitation and health. As per details 75 percent of IRP in KPK, 50 percent in Sindh and 30 per cent in Punjab has been completed. Later, the chairman took a round of the tent village and met with the people who showed satisfaction over the PRCS relief and medical services. PRCS Punjab Branch Secretary Muhammad Salim accompanied Gen. Nawaz during his visit.