Medical camps set up for displaced people

Floods have hit Sindh for months, causing several deaths, leaving many homeless

APP August 27, 2022
Relief activities have been intensified in the flood-affected areas. photo: express


Heavy rains have triggered flash floods and wreaked havoc across the province since mid-June. Many need help and relief after the damage done to many.

For that, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro management organized a medical relief camp at Manjhand town to provide medical treatment to rain-affected people of the taluka who have taken shelter at safer places leaving their homes inundated as a result of heavy rains.

According to a university spokesman, the medical camp established under the Directives of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Ikramuddin Ujjan was part of a relief campaign for rain-affected people launched by the university management all over Sindh. The medical team led by LUMHS Registrar Dr Haji Muhammad Shaikh and comprising senior doctors and consultants Dr Fahim Memon, Dr Ambreen Munir, and Dr Rehman Sial conducted a clinical examination of rain-affected people at Manjhand town. The team diagnosed skin diseases, gastroenteritis and malaria among most rain-affected people and provided them with free medicines.

Provincial Minister for Industries, Commerce and Cooperative Department and In-charge Rain Emergency Sukkur Jam Ikramullah Dharejo has said that free medical camps have been set up to provide medical facilities to the rain-affected people, where all possible medical facilities have been provided to these people free of charge.

He said this today while speaking on the occasion of the visit to the relief camp established for the affectees of Shanik bund of Ghotki and Muhammad Shah Dispensary Ghotki. A few days ago, breaches occurred in Shanik bund and it cracked, as a result of which more than a hundred surrounding villages were submerged. Officials told Dharejo that medical assistance is being provided to three to 400 patients almost every day. Majority of these patients are children and women.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2022.