Pak Navy relief and rescue work in Sindh continues

The Pakistan Navy search and rescue teams involving helicopters, hovercraft and boats continue rescue efforts round the clock in the flood affected areas of Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Sheranpur, Mirpur Batoro, Darro, Faqir Jo Goth and Thatta district.

A Pakistan Navy press release here on Sunday said that during last 24 hours, 550 more people were rescued from various locations and 1350 persons were provided medical treatment.

Meanwhile, two rescue teams have been deployed at Thatta bridge to meet any eventuality. Rescue team at Keti Bandar is on the alert for evacuation of stranded people. Rescue team is also being deployed in Dadu district.

During last 24 hours, 500 people were evacuated from Sheranpur whereas 50 persons were rescued from Qambar-Shahdadkot area.

Medical teams operating in Sukkur, Khairpur and Surjani continue to provide medical treatment to people in need.

Mobile medical teams also provided medical assistance to people at Mujahid Goth and Dad Sayal Goth in Khairpur area.

Children below 12 were vaccinated against polio and hepatitis-B.

A convoy of five trucks carrying relief goods also reached the affected areas. Capacity in relief camps at various locations in Jamshoro has been increased to 200 tents where gender-wise registration and accommodation is in progress.

Filtration plant has been installed at Petaro Goth relief camp providing clean drinking water to camp inhabitants as well as to local populace.

Another filtration plant of 100,000 litres capacity is being dispatched for installation at Ali Abad relief camp.

During next 24 hours, search and rescue operations will continue in Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Sheranpur and Thatta district. Distribution of food and relief goods will also continue in the affected areas.