Alkhidmat Karachi has dispatched dozens of more trucks laden with relief supplies for flood victims in Sindh and Balochistan. Supplies worth crores of rupees, including dry rations, flour, canned food, biscuits, water bottles, tents, blankets, mosquito nets, medicine, clothes, footwear, cooking vessels and other necessities have been sent to date.
Citizens are continuing to contribute to the relief operation in cash and kind. In Dadu, a field hospital is also being set up where flood victims will be treated and given medicines free of charge. In Gadap, dry ration is being distributed among residents of the tent city erected by Alkhidmat, along with cooked food from the kitchen at the central relief camp set up at the head office.
The kitchen is also supplying cooked food to the thousands of flood victims who have been temporarily provided shelter at various locations in Karachi. CEO Alkhidmat Karachi Naveed Ali Baig has said that Alkhidmat is focusing as much on the health of the flood victims as their food and shelter. He said that water-borne diseases affecting the stomach, skin and liver are on the rise in these areas because people are force to drink contaminated water due to the scarcity of clean, drinking water.
The field hospital would prove very beneficial in providing healthcare to these people. He also reiterated Alkhidmat’s commitment to continue the relief operation until all the flood victims were resettled in their native areas. He thanked citizens for contributing to Alkhidmat’s relief activities and appealed to those with means to come forward and assist Alkhidmat in its objective to rehabilitate the flood victims.