Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Pechuho has recognised the Aga Khan University (AKU) for treating 300,000 people and distributing medicines worth Rs143 million in 42 districts of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
"The way Aga Khan University gathered resources in a short period of time and joined the government's efforts to provide relief in the flood-affected areas is commendable," said Dr Pechuho while addressing an event organised by AKU Flood Response Task Force.
AKU President Dr Sulaiman Shahabuddin appreciated the relief efforts by the government and public-private institutions.
"Being a national asset, AKU is always on the frontline when the nation needs its services. Our teams have been collaborating with the federal and provincial governments, local authorities and fellow agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network to reach out to those needing our help," he said.
On the occasion, AKU task force head Dr Adil Haider, Dean of AKU Medical College and Dr Shahid Shafi, Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan University Hospital, shared an overview of the University's work and distributed appreciation certificates to the teams.
Out of 300,000 people who visited AKU camps, 80,000 were women of reproductive age, including 8,000 pregnant women, and 70,000 children under the age of five. Over 40,000 children received routine vaccination in the AKU medical camps.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2022.
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