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Pakistan: Health Minister hands over medicine worth 3.5 million for the earthquake affectees of Balochistan

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HonourableFederal Minister for Health, Mir Ejaz Hussain Jackrani today handed over reliefmedicines for the Earthquake affectees of Balochistan to the Emergency ReliefCell of Cabinet Division. The Director General Emergency Relief Cell, CabinetDivision Mr. Abdul Latif Laghari received the medicines on behalf of the ERC.The Federal Government, Ministry of Health, arranged through their emergency relieffunds, on the request of Health Department Balochistan, substantial quantity(around 18 tons) amounting Rs. more than 30 lacks to combat any potentialdisease outbreak among the affectees and to provide relief to the government ofBalochistan. The medicines were procured through the Federal ServicesGovernment Hospital, Islamabad. This is in addition to other efforts alreadydone by the Ministry of Health for relief. Additional Secretary Health, Mr.Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, Joint Secretary Health, Mr. Zia ul Haq, Manager HealthEmergency Preparedness and Response Center, Dr. Ejaz Ahmad Khan were alsopresent on the occasion. All the health emergency efforts are being conductedthrough the newly formed Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Center (HEPR)of Ministry of Health. The Federal Minister for Health appreciated the reliefeffort done by the Ministry of Health and reiterated the commitment of thePPP's government to reach the needy and provide maximum relief to the affectedpopulation.