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US Pakistanis send relief goods to mitigate worries of flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to alleviate the sufferings of flood-hit country men, Pakistani living in US has sent 20 containers of relief goods, which are to be distributed by Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD). The relief goods, which was of 174 metric tunns, collected by Pakistani children and women living in US in order to help the country men in this hour of needs. These views were expressed by Fazal Rehman, country Director HHRD here in press conference on Monday.

He said that work on installation of water filtration plants are underway in eight flood-hit districts, whereas model house would constructed in these districts with the cost of Rs. 2 lakh. Moreover, he said that HHRD in first phase would build eight field hospitals in flood-ravaged districts, adding that these projects would be launched in Charsadda, Nowshehra, Muzafargarh, Kot Adu, Rajan Pur, Kashmore, Shikar pur and Jakub Abad.

According to the details, the relief containers consist of dates, dry milk, juice, dry fruits, blankets and shoes, whereas there is medicines and medical equipments in two containers. Fazal added that these containers would be distributed among the flood affectees of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Keeping in view the needs of the pregnant women, HHRD has already set up field hospitals in Mian Wali, Swat, Boner, Nowshehra and Larkanas districts wherein ten deliveries cases have been dealt successfully, he said, adding that more field hospitals would be established where 24 hours services would be provided.-SANA

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