15,000 patients treated in Khyber, Kurram health centres in a month

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Observer Report

Peshawar

In order to look over basic health facilities at health centers in merged tribal district, the Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Merged Areas Branch, Asif Khan Mehsud along with representatives of Islamabad headquarter visited the health centers in Fort Slop and Tawda Chena area of Bara tehsil, Khyber tribal district.
Flanked by representatives of national headquarter, Islamabad, Faheem Qaiser, Saba Hussain, Mateen Saeed and Secretary Merged Areas, Saeed Kamal Mehsud, the Chairman was briefed by provincial health staff of PRCS with regard to provision of various health facilities in health centers. He was informed that health facilities including ambulance for referral, medicines and others are being provided to patients of the area.
Later, talking to media, Asif Khan Mehsud said that his organization has functionalized four health centers two each in Khyber and Kurram tribal districts and provided treatment to around 15,000 patients in last one month. Out of these patients, a great number of women and children were also treated in health facilities by trained health staff of PRCS, he informed.
He further added that PRCS believes in provision of basic health facilities to people of merged districts and for this purpose, the organization has taken initiative by making operational four basic health centers in Khyber and Kurram tribal districts. While keeping in view the worsening health situation in merged districts, Mr Asif Khan, said his organization is committed to provide health facilities to people of merged districts at their door steps.
However, he also thanked the district administration and other relevant authorities for extending their full patronage in issuance of no objection certificate for representatives of national headquarter.

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