Securing flood victims first priority: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said that the floods have hit over 20 million people in country badly damaging the public health system fearing that 3.5 million children could suffer various disease.

The prime minister of flood-stricken Pakistan was addressing a meeting of health officials to review the prevailing healthcare situation in the flood-affected areas and discuss ways and means to ensure essential health services and medicines to flood victims.

The deluge has damaged more than 200 health centres and destroyed hundreds of thousand houses, he said.

“Steps are being taken with special focus and mother and childcare in flood-hit areas and Unicef and other organizations helping the government in this respect,” Gilani said.