PDMA offers updates on flood relief activities

DG says tents have been distributed among 44,421 households


APP October 01, 2022
A man donating ration bags to a flood relief camp. APP photo by M. Saeed Qureshi

LAHORE:

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General (DG) Faisal Farid has said that on the instructions of the Punjab government, relief activities were under way in the flood-affected areas.

He said so far tents have been distributed among 44,421 households by the PDMA and ration distributed to 168,549 flood-hit households while 20,635 plastic mats, 23,505 mosquito nets have also distributed.

The PDMA has also delivered 88,858 clean water cans (bottles) and distributed flour bags among 34,217 households. As many as 5,314 blankets, beds, utensils and other items have also been distributed to the flood victims whereas 177,829 flood victims have been provided medical treatment facilities in the flood-hit areas. Further, 721,314 small and 48,6687 large animals have been provided medical treatment facilities.

Work is in progress and teams are continuously assessing the damage. He said that the health teams sent from Punjab to Sindh and Balochistan on the instructions of the Punjab government are taking the lead in providing health facilities to the flood victims.

There are 23 doctors and 18 health staff in the five medical teams. Teams consisting of 85 doctors and 99 health staff are engaged in providing medical treatment to the flood victims of Balochistan while seven teams have been engaged in providing medical treatment to the flood victims in Sindh.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 1st, 2022.

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