On the directions of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Bahawalpur Corps has chalked out a comprehensive plan to provide medical and relief facilities to drought affected people of Cholistan in coordination with civil administration.
A free medical and drought relief camp has been established by Bahawalpur Corps at Chanan Pir, with a 42-bed capacity heat stroke center.
In joint collaboration between civil-military administration, three mobile health teams equipped with heat stroke treatment facilities and water bowsers are visiting 10 remote basis camps established for migrants in Cholistan desert for treatment and provision of water to population and animals.
Over 300,000 liters of safe drinking water has been provided to 70 villages along with filling of locally made water reservoirs. Over 5,000 patients have been treated and provided with free medicines.
Moreover, free ration packs and cooked food is being provided in far-flung areas of Cholistan. Moreover, a facility of veterinary treatment for livestock is being provided at the base camp sites.
Commander Bahawalpur Corps Lieutenant General Khalid Zia, visited Free Medical and Drought Relief Camp at Chanan Pir where a detailed brief was given by army officers and commissioner Bahawalpur on relief measures.
He assured local population of all possible support and assistance by Pakistan Army till normalization of situation in Cholistan. These relief activities by Pakistan Army will continue throughout the summer season.