AKHS extended health services for victims of avalanche at Chitral
By Gul Hamad Farooqi
CHITRAL: During the present disaster at Chitral where 10 people were died due to avalanche and most of the people besieged in their houses. Aga Khan Health services team rendered meritorious services to victims of snowfall and avalanche. Community Manager of AKHS Nusrat Jehan told local media men that medical team of AKHS reached Shershal village by feet where 9 people died and 4 injured by avalanche. She said that one doctor and two medical technician reached Shershal village by feet o snow bound road and examined 67 people also provided them free medicine. All the patients were given medicines and Health Education Session was also conducted on the occasion and advised to avoid using excessive salt in the food and do not take too much stress.
She said that free medicine also airdropped at Golain and Pasti valley where all roads have been blocked due to heavy snowfall. similarly free medicines were sent to Garamchishma, Shost and Arkari valley. He said that gynecologist and lady doctor were shifted to Shoghor valley through helicopter where there they needed.
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Chitral Shahab Hameed Yousafzai told this scribe that free medicines were supplied to most backward and non accessible valley in PDMA helicopter like Broghul, Yarkhunlasht etc and they also assumed work to open roads of different valley. District Health Officer Chitral Dr. Israrullah told that they working with AKHS under public private partnership and more staff were given to health units running under AKHS. Anwar Baig said that AKHS continue their relief activities and will extend it to most remote localities of Chitral