ZHOB (Rafiullah Mandokhail/ENN) Army Medical Corps organized a day-long free medical camp in Kill Appozai – on the outskirts of bordering district Zhob to provide free medical examination and medicines to the local people.
According to a press release, the camp was set up at the basic health unit (BHU) Appozai for the marginalized rural community, where hundreds of male, female patients and children suffering from various ailments were examined by Army medical corps specialist doctors. The patients were also provided free medicine.
‘Apart from protecting the frontiers of the country, Pak Army is also providing health facilities to the people living in far-flung areas. AMC has played its due role and will continue to do so,’ the press release stated.
Meanwhile, the health officials in Zhob, community members and notables have appreciated the provision of free medical facilities to the poor and indigent patients at their doorsteps. They thanked the AMC and camp organizers for setting up a free medical camp.
Dry spell continues; Zhob in grip of dust allergy, seasonal diseases:
The district that also falls in the ‘monsoon’ range has not received rain for the last couple of months. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among children and infants. Both the public and private hospitals are packed with patients suffering from flu, coughing, sneezing, high fever and chest congestion.
A renowned pediatrician in Zhob told media that, the current weather change and fall in the temperature causing dry cough, fever, sore throat and chest infections, adding the influx of patients continued to increase with each passing day as most of the patients visiting the hospitals and private clinics complained of cold related diseases. The weather is in a transition phase, it contributes to the transmission of viral infections. The parents should keep their children warm and make sure their head, neck and hands are fully covered.