Gulmit, May 22: Pakistan Army’s Medical Corps are helping patients in remote parts of the Gojal valley to get free and quality health service, at their door steps. A huge team of doctors, paramedical staff and other Jawans of the Pakistan Army had spent three days at Rashit village of Chipursan two weeks back, providing vital health services to around 800 patients, including women and children.
The same team, comprising of 8 doctors, is currently conducting a three-day free medical camp in the Shimshal Valley. Speaking to our correspondent in Gulmit, Col. Abid, leader of the medical team visiting Shimshal, said that the team comprises of specialist doctors, including surgeons. An official said that medicines will also be provided free of cost to the patients.
The Gojal Valley has been disconnected from the rest of Pakistan due to closure of Karakoram Highway and the damming of Hunza River, as a result of the Attabad landslide disaster. The disconnected population remains faced with several issues, critical among them being the absence of doctors in the sparsely populated and huge region and lack of health facilities.
The local people have hailed the Pakistan Army’s Medical Corps for helping the communities in their times of need.