In light of the current flood situation in the province, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir, Secretary Health Department Balochistan, has declared an emergency in the health department. The secretary stated that medical teams were constantly engaged in providing medical services to the province’s flood-affected areas.
He told a meeting of health officials that the DG Health Office’s Operation Cell had been activated and would be overseen by the secretary and DG of the health department.
The health department was monitoring the provision of medical services to flood-affected communities, and steps were being taken to prevent epidemics and improve the situation.
All medical personnel at Civil Hospital Quetta, Bolan Medical Complex (BMC) Hospital Quetta, Sheikh Zahid Hospital Quetta, Benazir Hospital Quetta, and Mufti Mahmood Hospital have been notified, and teams will be dispatched as soon as possible to wherever medical assistance is required.
He stated that doctors, medical personnel, and essential medicines have been delivered to flood-affected areas, and that additional teams have been mobilized.
The secretary stated that effective measures were being taken to provide the best medical facilities and services to the province’s flood-affected residents.
The meeting was attended by the Director General of Health Noor Muhammad Qazi, Additional Secretary Health Balochistan Hafeezullah Aghior, MS Civil Hospital Quetta Dr. Amin Khan Mandukhel, MS BMC Dr. Sultan Lahri, Dean PGM I Professor Shabbir Ahmad Lahri, Young Doctors Association Dr. Hafeez Mandukhel, Dr. Bihar Shah, and Staff Officer Secretary Health Shaukat Zahri.