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NCHD Team Visits Camps in Mardan

The News
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Board Members of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) headed by Mrs Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Sector, visited NCHD medical camps in Mardan on Monday.

The board members also held a meeting to approve the emergency health and education relief plan for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Shahnaz Wazir Ali speaking on the occasion said that NCHD is extending full support to IDPs. She said that the district government of Mardan is dealing with the sudden influx of over one million IDPs from Swat, Buner and Lower Dir. She said the district government had requested the NCHD to work in Mardan in the field of education, health and for emergency relief. She said the NCHD had already been working in Mardan since last five years for implementation of its regular education and health programmes.

However, after the request by the district government the NCHD immediately established a medical base camp at Labour Colony relief camp, Mardan. It also started emergency medical relief through its Nowshera and Charsadda Hub through four mobile teams, she said. Todate NCHD has provided emergency health relief to more than 3,500 IDPs, she said.



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