Flood devastated entire country, efforts underway to assist affectees: Yasmin

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Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that Pakistan is currently going through a very difficult time.

The flood has affected the entire country in an unusual way. In these circumstances, the Punjab government is providing all possible assistance to the flood victims. So far, more than 20 lakh 16 thousand people have received free treatment through the sehat sahulat card. She expressed these views while addressing an important press conference at DGPR today.

On this occasion, Additional DGPR Rubina Afzal, Shanila Ali, Amina Janjua and a large number of journalists participated. On the occasion, she further said that the main purpose of this important press conference is to inform the people about the flood disasters and the details of the assistance of the Punjab government to the flood victims.

There is global warming in the whole world and the series of endless rains has caused Mianwali, Rajan Pura and DG Khan has been badly affected. 346 villages in DG Khan, 176 in Rajanpur and 16 villages in Mianwali have been completely affected by the flood disasters.

A total of 538 villages in the three areas have been severely affected by the flood disasters. 4 lakh 63 thousand 403 people have been affected in the affected areas. There is an urgent need for relief activities in these areas. 11 lacs 20 thousand acres of land has been affected by the floods. The floods have affected 43 thousand households. 60 relief camps have been set up by the Punjab government in affected areas.

Emergency has been implemented in the three affected areas on September 30. Orders have been issued to all the concerned commissioners for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid further said on this occasion that PTI Central Punjab has sent 22 trucks of relief goods for the flood victims.

In the next two days, a conference will be called for all the NGOs providing aid in the flood-affected areas. The flood-affected areas will be distributed. Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan received five and a half billion rupees for the relief of the flood-affected families through a telethon within a few hours.

We want as many people as possible to contribute to the fund. So that the process of rehabilitation of the affected families can be started. Imran Khan wants the immediate rehabilitation of the affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.

Sania Nishtar is supervising all the relief activities. Even under the leadership of Imran Khan, all the affected families are kept in their homes during Corona. Relief goods were distributed. Pakistan is called the brave nation of the world because whenever a calamity has hit this country, Pakistanis have actively contributed. All five lacs families have been displaced from their homes in the flood-affected areas. There is an urgent need for rehabilitation.

Provincial Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid further said on this occasion that the Health Facilitation Card is a big project of the government.

By the grace of Allah, 20 lacs 16 thousand people have received free treatment in Punjab through the sehat sahulat Card. Er are going to give Gharki Hospital is also going to provide the facility of cyber knife treatment in Lahore. Sania Nishtar has been made in charge of Sahath Solaha program. Now we are going to give more facilities to the people of Punjab through Sehat Sahulat card.

The amount will be increased from Rs.10 lakh in case of any emergency. In Punjab, 816 government and private hospitals have been empaneled for the sehat sahulat card. More than 83,700 beds have been increased in the empaneled private and government hospitals for patients in Punjab through the sehat sahulat card. The 97 percent people of Punjab have expressed satisfaction about health facility card.

 

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