Relief efforts and activities underway in drought hit Tharparkar district

Karachi, February 27, 2019 (PPI-OT): Directorate of Press Information, Information Department Government of Sindh Karachi received the information shared by the District Administration Tharparkar, stated that that the relief efforts and activities in prevailing drought conditions in Tharparkar district were continued. According to the released information, 126 children in gasping conditions admitted in the different Government Hospitals at District and Taluka level, died due to multiple health complication, whereas 38 children after being administered appropriate treatment and health cover have been discharged to their homes.

Moreover, 85 children were under treatment and 106 children were also treated under OPD services on health facilities of Tharparkar provided under the administration of Health Department. However, 434 children were treated in OPD services provided on 31 BHUs and 18 Government Dispensaries under the administrative control of PPHI. According to the shared report the Livestock Department under the command of Deputy Director Livestock setup their veterinary camps in 14 villages of different Talukas, includes two camps at Mithi and Islamkot, one camp each at Diplo, Chachro and Nangarparkar were established.

In these established livestock camps, 65 animals were treated whereas 8534 animals were vaccinated and 1081 were also drenched in the said villages. The report shared the information regarding the awareness campaign, in this connection, the Population Welfare Department, Government of Sindh has established special awareness campaigns were established in 08 different villages, where 169 clients of local community attended the sessions on tub ligation /Jadelle contraceptive procedures were conducted and one woman also underwent Jadelle procedure.

In relief work, activities of free wheat distribution were organized by the district administration across the district. On Monday, 2077 families under phase-III, under phase two 16 family under phase-II also collected their 50 kg wheat bag.15 families who had not collected wheat bags of phase one also approached their respective sentinel point and collected wheat bags. Till date, in phase one 247,774, phase two, 255,160 and in phase three 226,012 families received the wheat bags at the scale of 50 Kilogram as per head of family.

In 3rd phase of distribution of ration bags among Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) continues since 26-01-2019. 401 pregnant and lactating women were provided Ration Bags at their doorsteps on Monday. Till date, 57,462 ration bags has been distributed in 3rd phase. So far in phase one 66,691 and in phase two 36,656 ration bags were provided to the PLW in different areas of Tharparkar District. Government’s initiative of distributing fodder to livestock owner has caught its pace in Taluka Islamkot. Till date, 13,273 cattle owners provided fodder which include 50kg Vanda feed and 25kg Rice Polish.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401

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