UAE Red Crescent visits floodhit areas

September 2, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Ratodero, Sindh: The Country Director, Red Crescent, UAE Monday visited a camp of flood affected people established at the Shahani Patan in the limits of Ketty Mumtaz Police Station, near here.

Country Director, Hamid Abdullah Al-Ali, went though the medical camp established by the Medical Superintendent of the Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, Dr. Safiullah Abbasi and inquired about the health the affected poor needy patients.

He was given briefing by the irrigation department SDO about the Indus River flow and spurs and embankment stone pitching work carried out by them earlier.

Livestock department has also established a camp by putting their medicines at a cot and the District Health Officer Larkana camp was established in bushes where only motorcycles were seen parked but there was nobody to look after the camp.

DHO Larkana Dr. Khalilullah Shaikh told PPI that he is on the way to Karachi hence is unable to comment on the condition of the camp.

More than 200 patients were examined by the CMCH camp doctors which included physicians, cardiologist, skin specialist, Paediatricians, Neurophysicians and Gynae doctors.

Dr. Irshad Jokhio told journalists that most of the patients were suffering from skin diseases, chest infections, heat related diseases, gastroenteritis, eye, ear and nose infection and malnutrition specially anaemia.

He further said that a large number of patients with gynaecological problems were also examined by the lady doctors who also gave them medicines.

While talking to the flood affected people, Red Crescent Country Director said that he is here to help his Pakistani brethren who have suffered a lot due to rains and flood.

He assured them that UAE will provide allout support to the people and added that Pakistan & UAE are brotherly countries.