National Assembly Speaker asks Voluntary Organization and Health Professionals for Their Support to Flood Affectees

Islamabad: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly has called upon the voluntary organizations and health professionals to come forward and support the flood effected people of Badin. She said that government health sector was lacking the capacity to handle the post floods health problems. She said this while inaugurating the Tele Health System for providing suggestion to the patient through innovative technology.

Addressing the audience, she said that 95% population of the Badin was affected by the floods and were facing diverse problems including health problems. She said that Government has taken various steps through own sources, however, she appealed to voluntary organizations and health professionals should come forward to help people in need. She also impressed upon International Red Crescent Society for intensify its support for the poor rain affected people.

Later, a team of Fauji Foundation Dharki Power Plant visited Badin and handed over 600 bags of food items to the Speaker National Assembly for distribution to the rain and flood effected people in Badin. The Speaker thanked the Managing Director for the food material for the rain and flood victims of Badin.

The Speaker also called a meeting of the Irrigation Department and reviewed the progress of drainage of water from the rain affected areas. She also directed for intensifying the process so that the stagnant water does not cause diseases. She also visited the flood affected areas and administered the on-going work. The MPA Dr. Sikandar Mandhro and DCO Badin Dr. Kazim Jatoi were also present during the meeting and the visit.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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