Ailing Haj pilgrims provided treatment
KARACHI: Around 50,000 Haj pilgrims were treated at the four homeopathic medical camps setup by the Pakistan Ministry of Religious Affairs in Saudi Arabia during the Haj season.
Two homoeopathic medical camps were set up in Mecca, one each at Madina and Mina. These camps were manned by seven Homoeopathic doctors drawn from all the four provinces.
This was stated by the Chairman Pakistan Homoeopathic Physicians Society, Dr Javed Shah while talking to reporters on his return here from Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Dr Shah was a member of the 7-man medical team of homoeopathic doctors.
He said that besides Pakistani pilgrims, the pilgrims from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, US, UK, Indonesia besides locals also benefited from these camps.
Dr Shah said that most patients were treated for fever, cough, muscular pains and exhaustion. He said their treatment was greatly appreciated by the local people.
He said that Homoeopathic medicines worth Rs 0.5 million were distributed among the visiting patients.
He said the camp set up at Mina was visited by General Aziz, who appreciated their treatment.
Dr Shah said that it was for the second time that Homeopathic doctors were included in the Pakistan official medical contingent. He said that hopefully they would be included in the medical contingents in future.
Govt keen to provide better civic amenities: The Sindh Minister for Planning and Development Syed Shoaib Ahmed Bokhari said that the private sector would be encouraged to provide better civic amenities to the people.
He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shaikh Mohammad Asif Taufiq Memorial Community Center here on Sunday.
Mr Bokhari said that the government would provide every assistance to the private sector if it provided a healthy environment to the people.
He appreciated the services rendered by the former Mayor of Karachi late S M Taufiq and said that the new generation should follow in the footsteps of such people.
MPAs Abbas Jafri, Mustafa Kamal, Shakir Ali and Aziz Qizalbash also attended the ceremony. —APP