Pak Affairs

Australian Air Force will continue relief work in flood-hit areas

ISLAMABAD: Australian Air Chief Air Marshal Mark D Binskin and Air Chief Marshal Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman visited Multan where the Royal Australian Air Force is carrying out flood relief operations. Air Marshal Mark D Binskin is on a visit to Pakistan to meet with Royal Australian Air Force personnel who have established and are running a 40 bed Mobile Hospital to show solidarity with the people & Pakistan Air Force in this hour of distress.

A detailed briefing was given to the visiting dignitary on flood relief operations at Multan. The dignitary also visited the medical camp set up by Australian Medical Task Force at Kot Addu and remained with the flood victims for some time.

While Lahore General Hospital and Philippines doctors’ joint medical team has been sent for the treatment of flood affectees in Muzaffargarh. This was stated by Philippines Consulate in Lahore, Razwan Fareed in the presence of Medical Superintendent of LHG, Dr. Salahuddin Khan Director Administration Cap. (r) Dr. Abdul Basit, AMS Dr. GM Tahir, administrative doctors and other staff of the hospital.

Talking to media after departure of joint medical team on Wednesday, Razwan said that the Philippines government would provide all possible assistance to flood victims in Pakistan, adding that the Philippines doctors came for the treatment of their Pakistani brothers for the second time after the earthquake of 2005. The Philippines medical team visited various departments of the LGH and appreciated the administration of the hospital for the better services and cleaning arrangements.

On this occasion, MS Dr. Salahuddin Khan informed the delegation that the hospital already sent twenty-six teams to flood-hits areas on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad. He said the process would continue till the complete rehabilitation of the flood affectees.

He said that the arrival foreign relief teams have encouraged our doctors. The head of Philippines medical team Luis Cusi told that more relief goods were being sent for flood victims. He said that the Philippines government would help in the construction of schools and arrangements of temporary residences for the flood affectees.-SANA

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