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Free medical camp held at Khot

CHITRAL, Aug 24:  A free medical camp was held at Khot valley of upper Chitral which was badly affected by recent floods.  The free medical camp was organized by Hindukush Association for Paragliding (HIKAP).
Dr. Nisarullah of DHQ Hospital, Dr. Yaqoob, Mrs Sakina Bibi, Ghulam Sarwar, Zahid, Sardar Wali and other participated in the free medical camp. More than 400 patients were examined and also provided free medicines. Talking to this scribe, vice-president HIKAP Saifullah Jan said they had conducted some nine free medical camps at different parts of the flood-affected areas of Chitral where they treated 1,500 patients free of cost.
Some women of the area said there was no male or female doctor in the entire valley while posts of medical officer were lying vacant at Basic Health Unit of Khot. They said that patients of the valley, especially females, were facing great problems in getting treatment and had to be taken to Chitral or Booni hospitals during emergency but sometimes they died before reaching the hospitals due to poor condition of the road.–Gul Hamaad Farooqi

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