The Aga Khan University (AKU) mobile unit was the first healthcare team who reached the flood-affected village of Buhryoon in district Matiari and provided care to 247 villagers. Gathered at a primary school, the villagers expressed their gratitude with a thank-you note and pinned it on the noticeboard.
The Pakistan Army and the government established displaced person camps in Matiari, Thatta, Dadu, Badin, and Lasbella, where teams from those facilities provided medical care. In addition, three mobile units made daily trips to other locations. As part of overall efforts by the Aga Khan Development Network in Pakistan, AKU teams are coordinating efforts with the local authorities in each area and with the Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan.
"At this hour of calamity, the Aga Khan University and its hospitals would like to express solidarity with the nation and assure all the help that we can extend, based on our expertise in healthcare," said AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin.
"To help those in need, AKU has also established a flood response fund with contributions from the University's faculty, staff, students, alumni and other supporters," he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2022.
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