Chitral-HIKAP arranged Free Medical Camp at Khot valley.
HIKAP arranged Free Medical Camp at Khot valley.
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: A free medical camp was held at Khot valley of upper Chitral which was badly affected by recent flood. This free medical camp was organized by Hindukush association for paragliding (HIKAP) who promoting paragliding at Chitral and also participating in relief and rescue activities during natural calamity.
Dr. Nisarullah of DHQ Hospital Dr. Yaqoob, Mrs Sakina Bibi, Ghulam Sarwar, Zahid, Sardar Wali and other participated in free medical camp. More than 400 patients were examined and they were also provided free medicine. Talking to this scribe vice president of HIKAP Saifullah Jan said that they had conducted some 9 free medical camps at different parts of flood affected areas of Chitral where they treated 1500 patients free of cost with distributing of free medicines among the patients.
Some local ladies told that there is no male or female doctor in the entire valley while posts of medical officer also lying vacant at Basic Health Unit Khot. They said that patients of the valley especially female are facing great problems they are rushing to Chitral or Booni hospital during emergency but sometimes they expire before reaching the hospital due to poor condition of road. They valley is situated at 9000 altitude and its road is very dangerous one.
They thanked HIKAP for arranging this free medical camp where hundreds of patients were examined free of cost and free medicines were also provided them.