Following the directives of President of Indonesia Joko Widodo to provide humanitarian assistance for the flood affected Pakistani brothers, the third Indonesia flight carrying humanitarian aid relief and medicines weighing 32 tons along with a medical team arrived in Karachi on Friday.
The Deputy of Logistics BNPB or NDMA Indonesia, Mr. Zaherman Muabesi led the delegation, accompanied by representatives from Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Planning Agency and Indonesia’s National Government Internal Auditor (BPKP). Earlier, Indonesia had also dispatched 90 tons aid-in kind and logistic support to Pakistan on 27 September 2022 by two special aircrafts to support the flood relief efforts of Pakistan. Moreover, the Indonesian government is already in the process of disbursing a USD 1 million humanitarian grant to the Pakistani government for the aid of flood victims.
The Indonesian Medical Team consists of 29 general practitioners, pediatricians, skin disease specialists and paramedics representing health professionals from the Health Ministry, Armed Forces, National Police and volunteers from University of Andalas and Islamic civil society of Muhammadiyah organization.
The visiting Medical Team will be assigned in some flood affected areas of Sindh Province with the coordination of NDMA and the Sindh Provincial Health Office. The medical team sent to Pakistan is the largest ever Indonesian team sent to other countries in dealing with natural disasters. This health team will carry out humanitarian tasks for a duration of one month.