Pakistan Army establishes free medical camp, heat stroke center in Lodhran

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Considering the prevalent scorching heatwave across the country, the Pakistan Army has established a heat stroke center and free medical camp at Lodhran.

To facilitate the local people, these centers are equipped with all medical facilities and qualified doctors, including dermatologists, eye specialists, child specialists, gynecologists, and other medical staff. Goodie bags are also being given to children.

As per the news, 1,578 people comprising 444 adults and 151 children, were treated in male OPD, whereas 686 female patients and 297 children received treatment for female OPD.

The General Commanding Officer visited the camp and discussed the issue, if any, with the military and civilian medical staff and appreciated their efforts. Residents of the area expressed their gratitude for the efforts by the Army for establishing the free medical camp.

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Last month, Bahawalpur Corps, on the orders of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, devised a comprehensive plan to give free medical and relief facilities to drought-affected people of Cholistan in coordination with civil administration.

The relief camp was established at Chanan Pir having a 42-bed capacity. In the joint association between civil-military administration, three mobile health staff-members equipped with heat stroke treatment services and water bowsers were visiting 10 distant basis camps set up for refugees in Cholistan desert for provision of water to population and animals.

More than 300,000 liters of safe drinking water had been provided to 70 villages besides filling locally made water reservoirs. Over 5,000 people were treated and provided free medicines.

Furthermore, free ration packs and cooked food were also provided in remote areas of Cholistan. A facility for veterinary treatment for livestock was also provided at the base camp sites.

Commander Bahawalpur Corps Lieutenant General Khalid Zia also visited the Relief Camp where a comprehensive briefing was given by army officers and Commissioner Bahawalpur on relief measures. He guaranteed locals of all possible support and assistance from the Pak Army till the situation is under control in Cholistan.

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