Dera Ismail Khan and other southern districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province are some of the most hard hit areas by the recent floods. Unfortunately, these areas also are deprived of proper support during these devastating times and suffer from inadequacy of relief endeavours.
Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre realising the need for aid and provision in the areas set up a flood relief camp at Daraban, a Tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan. The camp was organized in collaboration with Gomal University, District Administration and a dedicated team of local community workers.
A team of 18 specialist doctors along with nurses, paramedical staff, laboratory technicians, 16 medical students and other support staff members facilitated 661 patients at a day long medical camp. The patients were provided with free of cost medical consultation and medication during their visit to the camp.
The team also distributed water filtration systems with a life of upto 2 years that provide water purification from any source including flood water and is practically maintenance-free.
Packaged food and clothing were also distributed among flood affectees in nearby villages by the camp organisers.