ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), keeping in view the situation in drought-affected areas of Tharparkar, has provided half-month ration to 5,000 families besides provision of medical care for three months.
The food package was distributed by PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi during his visit to the affected areas.
The food package for each family includes flour, rice, spilt chickpea pulse, pink lentil, ghee, sugar, tea, salt and mineral water. The package includes 82,000 nutrition packs for the affectees. Each pack of nutrition contains 24 packets and the total no of the nutrition packets provided to the affectess is two million.
Besides the relief items, the society has also set up medical camps in the affected areas while a basic health is also functional to provide medical assistance to the affectees. The medical camps are vaccinating people against diseases.
Dr Saeed Elahi said the PRCS will make all efforts to mitigate the sufferings of the victims and will continue supporting them. He said the PRCS stands with the victims of the drought and will stay in the area till the rehabilitation of the victims.
Elahi said that the aim of his visit to the area is to get the first hand information about the pressing needs of the affectees and respond in a more befitting manner.
Elahi said as a long-term policy the PRCS will set up clean water supplies and health units.
He also directed the officials to spare no effort in providing the relief to the victims within available resources and stressed the need for well-coordinated efforts so that maximum relief could be provided to the victims. PRCS Sindh Branch Secretary Kanwar Waseem and Director Operations Ghulam Muhammad Awan were also present on the occasion.
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