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People of Tharparkar feeling relieved as relief activities of Sindh Government continue untiringly in drought hit district

February 4, 2019

Karachi, February 04, 2019 (PPI-OT): Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar, Muhammad Asif Jameel in his report sent to Directorate of Press Information, Sindh Information Department on Sunday informed that the day to day relief activities in the drought hit district of Tharparkar are in progress swiftly as more relief camps are being set up for the convenience of the people of the drought hit district. According to the details sent to the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah by Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar, Muhammad Asif Jamil on Saturday told that 47 children out of 132 were discharged from various government hospitals at district and taluka level after receiving appropriate treatment on time. On the other hand, 88 children are under treatment in these hospitals.

In his report the deputy commissioner informed that 468 children were also treated in different health facilities functioning under the administrative control of the Health Department in the drought hit district Tharparkar. Also, according to the report, 374 children were treated on the Saturday in the OPDs of 31 Basic Heath Units and 18 government dispensaries functioning under the administrative control of PPHI.

According to the report a child, although attended timely and extended all the requisite treatment immediately died after suffering from various health complications. According to the DC the Medical Superintendent of Civil Hospital Mithi told that the three months old Asia who was admitted in a critical condition died after suffering from a disease called Aspiratory Pneumonia. Although all the necessary procedure was followed but the infant could not survive.

Deputy Commissioner in his report informed that distribution of free wheat was in progress across the drought hit district and on Sunday as well and 5107 families were provided with 50kg of free wheat bag each under phase – III of the scheme. Moreover, the 34 families who could not receive the free wheat during phase II of wheat distribution scheme were also been provided with free wheat in phase III. Similarly, 11 families who could not receive the free wheat during phase I of wheat distribution scheme were also been provided with free wheat in phase III. In totality 247,533 families in phase I, 252,780 families in phase II and 171,239 families in phase III of free wheat distribution scheme have so far been provided with free wheat bags of 50kg each.

The report further made known that the livestock department under the supervision of a Deputy Director of the Department also set up veterinary camps in 5 different villages of different talukas of the drought hit district – three camps in Islamkot and one each in Mithi and Chachro. In these camps 81 ailing animals were treated, while 2269 were vaccinated. Also 206 animals were drenched in various villages of Islamkot, Mithi, Diplo, Chachro and Nagarparkar. Through these efforts of the Livestock Department, so far, 30,012 ailing animals have been treated, while,. 1,877,216 vaccinated and 205,386 drenched.

The Deputy Commissioner in his report also informed that in phase III of the free ration bags scheme commenced on 26.01.2019 is also in progress. On Sunday 4254 pregnant and lactating women have been provided with free ration bags at their doorsteps. He said that in previous two phases in total 11524 ration bags have been distributed free of cost in phase-III of the scheme. According to the report so far, 66,691 ration bags in phase-II, 15,778 in phase-III, while, 36656 ration bags in phase of the scheme have been distributed.

He also informed in his report that government’s initiative of providing free fodder to the owners of the livestock has also got pace and 457 cattle owners of different villages including Gowarn, Raidhari, Very Bhagat, Bantario, Hareemar and Barwari Lanja of UC Giryanchaho of the drought hit district were provided with 50kg of Vanda Feed and 25kg of Rice Polis each on Sunday. He informed that so far 6126 cattle owners have received free fodder for their livestock in the drought hit district. He informed that Thar Foundation will start its survey work in 31 severely drought hit UCs of the district.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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