Federal Minister for Health Makhdoom Shuabuddin has said that his Ministry had already provided medicines for three million flood-stricken people while arrangements have been made to meet medical requirements of flood victims.
He was talking to media during his visit to Pakistan Railway’s Hospital here on Friday. He visited different wards of the hospital and inquired after the health of the flood affected women and children.
The Minister said that health needs of the flood affectees is the main concern of the government.
Despite the fact that the health facilities came under great stress due to devastating floods, the government, he added is committed to providing the best possible medical facilities in the relief camps to hold back the outbreak of epidemics and water borne diseases.
He said that Pakistani nation is being successfully coped with the enormous challenge of floods and emerge as a stronger nation adding that government is committed to reconstruction and rehabilitation of the flood affectees and put the country on the road to progress by bringing flood victims into the mainstream.
To a question, he said that the WHO providing and arrange bednets for the internally displaced people to prevent the outbreak of Gastro, Malaria and other virus adding that WHO has also provided essential medicine, malaria kits and diarrhoea / cholera treatment.
Federal Minister said that the medical teams from friendly countries, NGOs, RC and the volunteers have joined hands with Ministry of Health which has galvanized the relief activities of the Ministry of Health.
He said that the magnitude of the disaster was so large and very difficult to manage. But with the help of friendly countries, Donor Agencies, WHO, Business Community, and Civil Society, the Government has been able to manage the affairs and prevent the outbreak of epidemics in flood affected areas.