National Assembly Speaker Directs for Ensuring Medical Healthcare to the Flood Affectees of Badin

Islamabad: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly has stressed for coordinated efforts by the District government, philanthropists and general public for providing relief to the flood effected people of District Badin. She also asked the Pakistan Air force to provide support for air lifting stranded people and distribution of relief goods in inaccessible areas. She made these observations during her visit to Relief Camps established in Golarchi, Badin.

The Speaker while talking to the flood affectees said that government was cognizant of their plight and was taking appropriate measures to provide them with shelter, clothes, medicines and other stuff. She assured them of their early rehabilitation after the water recedes. She said that she could feel their pain so she and her family members were physically monitoring the relief operation. She also met women and children and issued orders to the Administration for addressing their problems.

Later, the Speaker chaired a meeting in Darbar Hall, Badin in connection with the relief operation. The meeting was attended by M.D Bait-ul-Maal, Secretaries Health and Irrigation Sindh and other officers of concerned departments. The Speaker appreciated the support of Managing Director Bait-ul-Maal Mr. Zamurd Khan for providing relief items in the flood affected areas.

Dr. Fehmida Mirza expressed her annoyance on the poor maintenance of the LBOD which was the major cause of destruction in the recent rains and subsequent floods. She said that due to inherent fault in design, the water from other districts instead of draining caused breaches in the banks. She directed the Secretary Irrigation to immediately shift the machinery other equipped and technical staff for plugging the breaches.

The Speaker said that mass evacuation due to floods carries grave implications on the affectees and are prone to epidemics; therefore, proper healthcare services and supply of quality medicine need to be ensured. She directed the Health Secretary to immediately station Eye, Skin, Gynaecologist and specialists Doctors and lady doctors in the Relief Camps for providing medical facilities to the affectees. She directed Secretary Health to constitute mobile teams for administrating vaccine to the affectees to control the outbreak of epidemics.

The DCO informed Madam Speaker that 280 Relief Camps and 5 Tent villages have been established in all the Talukas Badin in which 90 thousand effected people are residing. He said that the necessary measures have been initiated with the help of Pakistan Navy to taken to evacuate the stranded people. He assured the Speaker that supply of necessary food items, drinking water, medicines, clothing and other items had been ensured in the Relief Camps by the district Administration.

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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