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Pakistan Army’s Medical Corps providing vital health service in remote parts of Gojal valley

The medical team of Pakistan Army arriving in Gulmit at a raft
The medical team of Pakistan Army arriving in Gulmit at a raft

Our Correspondent

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.

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  1. Great Job by Pak Army in the remote valley of Gojal by providing free medical service to the affected people of Gojal.My suggestion to them is to make it a practice in winter or quarterly as well and if possible then please accommodate the critical patients at CMH Glgit as well.Gojal with a scattered geographical terrain and cut off communication due to Attabad Lake from rest of the world needs attention of institution like yours as the provincial health department has badly failed to appoint a single doctor for a population of 25000 people and their promises remain just dream for the patients and their families.I am sure CEO CMH will kindly consider my suggestion for a healthy Pakistan.

  2. Its totally a time pass game .Three day camp at rashit chupurson is totally false .The local peoples wait them from three days and this team come there at the last day for one day showbazie . Let the checkup procedure from these our local dispensars are much better without taking case history without any checkup they just fulfill their pads while writing a few name of medicines.

  3. Great job by army and thanks for their support. What a shame for the civil government, could not manage to retain even a single MBBS doctor in the area which is cut off through road network from rest of GB for the past over 3 years due to attaabd land slide and lake formation.

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