Murad reviews services in flood-affected areas

Directs district officials to solve problems faced by affectees

Our Correspondent September 16, 2022
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reviews flood relief operations. photo: express


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah paid a surprise visit to the flood-affected areas to witness the plight of the affectees living in camps in four districts of the Hyderabad division.

The CM also got the contact numbers of one of the affected persons in each camp to stay in touch with them.

Murad said “I have come to check without informing the district administration to witness the condition of the affectees living in and how much relief goods have been distributed. The CM said this while addressing the affectees.

He started his visit from the Thatta district where he directly went to visit Gel Mori camp, near Pir Patho. While he interacted with people living there, the affectees told him that they were provided with ration bags and water, but doctors have visited them only once.

The chief minister talked to the District Health Officer (DHO) and directed him to ensure doctors’ visits to the camps twice a week.

On the way to Monarki Bund of the River Indus, Murad visited Govt Primary School Gel Mori with the children and interacted with the children frankly. The children told the chief minister that their school does not have electricity. At this, the chief minister announced to solarise the school and vowed to visit them again.

Murad Ali Shah also visited Gel Mori Basic Health Unit, where OPD was in progress. At the unit, around 150 patients, mostly the flood victims, were getting checked. The on-duty doctor told the chief minister that most of the patients were suffering from malaria and skin diseases.

On the last leg of Thatta’s visit, the CM went to the embankment of River Indus known as the Gulel Area where a camp was established along the bund. One of the affectees told the chief minister that five persons have died in the camp during the last 15 days.

Over this, the chief minister expressed his displeasure with the DHO and the district administration for not taking proper care.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2022.


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