Birir – the least populated area in the Kalash valley was also visited by Col Mueen along with five doctors, including two lady doctors, to hold the medical camp.
The camp benefited approximately 400 patients, a majority of them women. The commander Chitral Task Force also distributed rations among needy families and presented stationery items to students as a token of encouragement.
During the visit, Medical Officer of Civil Dispensary Birir Dr Younis Faisal appreciated by Col Mueen for his continuous presence in the line of service, regardless of the fact that administrative support as almost negligible.
For instance, there is no heating arrangement during subzero temperatures for the doctor/medical staff in Birir. The condition of dispensary merits urgent attention of the district administration/health department.—GH Farooqui