Relief activities are in full-swing in Tharparkar to mitigate sufferings of the famine-hit people.

Pakistan Army has established four medical camps at Diplo‚ Chachro‚ Mithi and Nagarpakar to provide healthcare facilities to malnourished and sick children.

A team of doctors‚ including three female medical officers and three child specialists‚ have so far treated 1625 patients at medical camps.

Sindh Food Department has so far distributed over eight million kilograms of wheat among the drought-hit people.

Wheat has been distributed in Mithi‚ Islamkot‚ Diplo‚ Chachhro and Nagarparkar.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government has sent fifteen truck-loads of food items and medicines to Mithi. The relief goods include‚ rice‚ flour bags‚ cereals‚ sugar‚ tea dry milk‚ cooking oil‚ mineral water‚ biscuits‚ dates and medicines.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government will also send second relief caravan carrying food and relief goods to Thar today (Tuesday).

Pakistan Islamic Medical Association has expedited its medical relief activities in Tharparkar through establishment of medical camps in Mithi and several villages.

The Association has also started an ambulance service between Deplo‚ Islam Kot and Mithi to provide emergency services to drought-affected people.

World Food Programme has also offered life-saving medicines to famine-affected people of Tharparkar.

Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar says Sindh government has distributed 1‚ 25‚000 wheat bags among residents of the district.

In a briefing in Mithi on Monday‚ he said 2030 bags have so far been distributed in Mithi‚ while 1‚030 have been given away in Islamkot.

He said wheat can be obtained from help centres by showing identity cards.

Deputy Commissioner said that fifteen veterinary mobile teams are also reaching out to vaccinate the livestock particularly sheep.


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