Iran of­fers as­sis­tance to re­build health cen­ters in flood hit ar­eas

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

KARACHI: A del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Pres­i­den­tial Sec­re­tar­iat of Iran on Thurs­day of­fered to re­ha­bil­i­tate the health­care fa­cil­i­ties ru­ined dur­ing re­cent floods in Sindh.

In a meet­ing fol­lowed by a brief­ing by Sindh Min­is­ter for Health, Dr. Saghir Ahmed they re­gret­ted that dev­as­tat­ing floods in prov­ince caused ir­repara­ble dam­age to 106 govern­ment owned health fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing hos­pi­tals.

The min­is­ter in­formed there were also an­other 56 dif­fer­ent health cen­ters that have been se­verely af­fected dur­ing the calamity.

The del­e­ga­tion, led by Iran's Con­sul Gen­eral Ab­bas Ab­dul Al­lai, told the min­is­ter that their govern­ment had al­ready despatched four fully equipped am­bu­lances and these af­ter neec­es­sary clear­ance from concerned au­thor­ites in Pak­istan will be put in use for flood suf­fer­ers.

They also re­quested the min­is­ter to pro­vide them with a work­ing paper so as to help de­velop strategey for rehabilitation of the health cen­ters and hos­pi­tals in flood hit ar­eas.

Dr. Saghir Ahmed on the oc­ca­sion paid trib­ute to the Mus­lim coun­tries, in­clud­ing Iran for their tremen­dous con­tri­bu­tion to­wards re­lief and rehabilitation of flood suf­fer­ers in Pak­istan.

"Both fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments are do­ing their op­ti­mum for rehabilitation of the suf­fer­ers yet the in­ten­sity de­mand sup­port of friend coun­tries, par­tic­u­larly those from the mus­lim world," said the min­is­ter for health.

Dr. Saghir Ahmed ap­pre­ci­ated Iran govern­ment for its of­fer to sup­port re­build­ing of the es­sen­tial pub­lic ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties.

He said a de­tailed re­port re­lated to loss in health sec­tor and re­quired as­sis­tance will be pro­vided to the Con­sul Gen­eral of Iran.

The Health Min­is­ter said de­spite the crit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion govern­ment had en­sured to ar­range med­i­cal camps and tent hos­pi­tals in all af­fected ar­eas in­clud­ing those in the re­motest cor­ners, for the peo­ple in need.

"Spe­cial ef­forts were made to pro­tect peo­ple against dis­ease epi­demic," he said.

Dr. Saghir Ahmed said the sup­port ex­tended by the brother mus­lim coun­tries was of great rel­e­vance.

The Sindh Min­is­ter for Health as­sured the del­e­ga­tion that he would per­son­ally see that am­bu­lances do­nated by Iran were put in use for the as­sis­tance of flood af­fected peo­ple. Spe­cial Sec­re­tary for Health, Seema Na­jeeb and Con­sul­tant to the Health Depart­ment, Dr. Ab­dul Majid were also present on the oc­ca­sion. -App

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