SRI LANKA MERCY MISSION IN PAKISTAN
Posted on August 24th, 2010

MEDIA RELEASE Sri Lanka High Commission Islamabad

As directed by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa, a 16 Member Sri Lankan Medical Team arrived in Pakistan, with a cargo of medicines and surgical equipments, on a medical relief mission for the flood affected victims of Pakistan.  The Medical Team has been treating the flood affected patients in the Charsadda District Hospital in North West Pakistan, close to the Afghan border.

(Photos by M H M N Bandara)

 According to the Director of the Charsadda District Hospital, out of the total population of 1.4 million in the Charsadda district, 900,000 people have been affected by the severe floods. He also stated that there are over 65,000 patients seeking treatment from the hospital, especially women and children and the Sri Lankan Medical Team is doing a commendable job in treating these patients. Due to the flood disaster, mainly the patients are affected by acute diarrhea, malaria, respiratory infection and skin disease.

 Today, (24 August 2010), the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody visited the District Hospital in Charsadda and encouraged the Sri Lankan Medical Team. The High Commissioner also appreciated the Medical Team’s efforts to treat patients under difficult conditions in the Charsadda district of Pakistan.

 

 

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