As directed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a 16 member Sri Lankan medical team arrived in Pakistan, with a cargo of medicines and surgical equipments, on a medical relief mission for the flood-affected victims of Pakistan. The medical team treated the flood affected patients in the Charsadda District Hospital in North West Pakistan, close to the Afghan border.
According to the Director of the Charsadda District Hospital, out of the total population of 1.4 million in the Charsadda district, 900,000 people have been affected by the severe floods. He also stated that women and children make up the majority of the roughly 65,000 patients seeking treatment from the hospital and went on to commend the Sri Lankan Medical Team for their treatment of these patients. The flood disaster victims mainly suffer from acute diarrhea, malaria, respiratory infection and skin disease.
Air Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, visited the District Hospital in Charsadda and encouraged the Sri Lankan Medical Team. The High Commissioner also appreciated the Medical Team’s efforts to treat patients under difficult conditions in the Charsadda district of Pakistan.