Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has expressed his solidarity with the flood victims of other provinces by taking a positive step to promote inter-provincial harmony.
The ceremony of sending the medical relief mission to Sindh and Balochistan was held in the chief minister’s office where Chief Minister Parvez Elahi sent the medical relief mission consisting of doctors, paramedical staff, medicines and relief supplies.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Parvez Elahi said that 296 doctors, nurses and dispensers are being sent to Sindh and Balochistan as a goodwill gesture of the Punjab Health Department; while 9 trucks of medicines are also being sent to the flood victims by the health dept.
Medical specialists, nurses and dispensers from Fatima Jinnah Medical University and the University of Child Health will set up medical camps in the affected areas and dry rations will also be given to the flood victims, he added.
Punjab is helping the flood victims of other provinces while playing the role of an elder brother and the Punjab government is with the flood victims of other provinces in this hour of trial. We are here to meet the needs of other provinces. This is the time to rise above politics and help the suffering brothers and sisters, he maintained.
Apart from politics, we are serving everyone without discrimination and would continue to do so. The passion of doctors, nurses and staff to help the flood victims is commendable, he concluded. Dr Yasmin Rashid said that the medical relief mission is being dispatched to other provinces on the special instructions of Chief Minister Parvez Elahi.
Dr Masood Gondal said that a telemedicine counter will be established at Fatima Jinnah Medical University for the treatment of flood victims.
Secretaries, DG Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer, Vice Chancellor University of Child Health Dr Masood Sadiq, Prof Shamsa Humayun, Dr Bilqis Shabbir and doctors and staff of Medical Relief Mission were also present.