PESHAWAR: The mobile hospital of merged tribal districts has arranged many medical camps in different tehsils and provided medical treatment and free of cost medicines to thousands of patients.
General Surgeon Dr Wisal says 22 medical camps were arranged in Khyber tribal district during the last six months during which 23,716 patients were provided free of cost treatment. These patients included 4,849 male, 8,788 female, 9,540 children and 533 dental patients.
Dr Wisal said while talking to TNN that 38 medical camps were arranged in different areas of Orakzai tribal district. He said 5,036 male patients, 5,539 female, 8,519 children, 651 dental cases and 2,198 gynecology cases were handled by the doctors during the medical camp in the area.
Similarly, he said, 13 medical camps were arranged in Mohmand tribal district. A total of 14,970 patients were provided treatment, including 4,118 male, 4,785 female, 5,646 children, and 421 dental cases.
Dr Wisal said free medical camps were also arranged in South Waziristan tribal district. In the 19 camps, a total of 6,830 patients were provided treatment, including 2,246 male, 2,005 female, and 2,579 children cases.
In Kurram, a total of 8,744 patients were provided treatment at 12 medical camps. The patients included 3,216 male, 2,197 female, 3,024 children, and 307 gynecology cases. In North Waziristan, five medical camps were arranged by the mobile hospital in which 10,255 patients were provided treatment, including 3,482 male, 2,135 female, 4,155 children, 225 dental and 318 eye patients.
Five medical camps were also arranged in Bajaur tribal district in which 6,188 patients were treated. The patients included 1,532 male, 1,931 female and 2,725 children.
Dr Wisal said the medical team makes efforts for arranging medical camps in far off areas of merged tribal districts to help the deserving people. He said all patients cannot afford to come to hospital due to financial and other constraints. He said the service of mobile hospital is being improved with passage of time.
The people from merged areas who benefited from free treatment and medicines said it was a good step which should continue to help the people in need.