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Red Crescent Society opens health unit in Chitral

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Red Crescent Society has opened a mobile health unit in Chitral.

A statement issued here on Monday said the unit has so far provided treatment to over 1,500 people in 11 areas of the district since its opening a month ago.

The statement quoted the society’s provincial chairman Lt-Gen retired Mohammad Hamid Khan as saying that PRCS was trying to help the people in far-flung areas of Chitral.

Mr Hamid said that the society had also installed a solar-powered water filtration system in the district to ensure supply of clean drinking water to the residents.

He said that the International Federation of the Red Cross was supporting the PRCS’s programmes.

IFRC representative for Pakistan Piwi Ophoff, who also visited Chitral to monitor the relief activities, said that the installation of solarised water filtration system and setting up of a mobile health unit were aimed at providing facilities to the local population, especially Afghan refugees.

Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2022

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