AMC provides Rs. 70m worth of medicines to 23,000 flood affected patients

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

RAWALPINDI: Army Medical Corps (AMC) has provided medicines worth Rs. 70 million from its own resources and treated over 23,000 patients.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the Army Medical Corps has established seven field hospitals, 33 medical camps and 19 mobile teams for flood affected people across the country.

Army Medical Corps is taking an active part in Operation LABBAIK and providing life saving services, essential medicines and precautionary measures on communicable diseases and environmental health to the marooned people.

The army has rescued and shifted 300 people to Army Relief Camps in Sindh and also provided 26,000 cooked food packets, distributed 24 tons of dry rations and treated 1,400 people over the last 24 hours. Pakistan Coast Guard is also augmenting rescue operations with the army, and has employed 100 troops and 50 motor boats.

Pakistan army is carrying out rescue operations in Sajawal, Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Faqeer Goth, Thatta and evacuated 16 critically stranded people from Saidpur village near Dadu.

Army engineers, in cooperation with the civil administration have plugged four breaches at Kot Addu and Daira Din Panah. The army has dispatched four C-130 planes carrying 45 tons relief goods to Quetta.

So far, 29 C-130 sorties have transported 115 tons of ration and 48,000 liters fuel to Gilgit; and, 16 C-130 sorties transported 40 tons of ration and 46,800 liters of fuel to Skardu. 90 tons of relief goods have been handed over to the civil administration at Chilas. Army Relief Medical Camps have been established at Surmo near Ganche in Gilgit-Baltistan. SAMAA

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