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WHO to assist Balochistan government in flood relief operation

QUETTA: World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday agreed to assist Balochistan’s government in its flood relief activities and on improving the provincial healthcare structure.
“World Health Organization would launch a flood assessment program besides reviewing Balochistan’s healthcare structure to assisting the Balochistan government in its flood relieve activities and improvements in the provincial healthcare structure,” said Dr. Palitha Gunarathana Mahipala, WHO representatives to Pakistan during a meeting with health officials held at Civil Secretariat here.
Parliamentary Secretary Health Balochistan, Dr Rubaba Buledi, and Secretary Health Dostain Jamaldini were prominent among those who attended the meeting.
Matters pertaining to the flood in Balochistan and health projects underway in collaboration with WHO were discussed during the meeting.
Dr Rubaba Buledi briefed the visiting delegate about the steps taken by the provincial government in connection with the recent flash floods and improving the healthcare structure.
“People have been rescued in the flood-affected areas while rescue work is underway in the district worst affected,” she said fearing that a large number of people may be affected by the epidemic as the water of flash floods falls down.
She maintained that the provincial government would be in a dire need of WHO’s help in case of the epidemic in disaster-hit areas of Balochistan.
Palitha Gunarathana Mahipala, WHO representatives on the occasion lauded the efforts of the provincial government in rescuing the people of the catastrophe-hit area. “World Health Organization would launch a flood assessment program besides reviewing Balochistan’s healthcare structure to generously assist the Balochistan government in flood relief activities and improving the provincial healthcare structure”.
Dr Rubaba Buledi’s has been playing an unprecedented role with her best coordination in NCOC activities besides supporting the world health Organizations on different international forums.



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