DERA ISMAIL KHAN: District administration is taking solid measures to extend relief to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan staying here with distributing over 27,900 food and 13600 non-food items among 5985 families, so far.
According to an official report, three assistance centers in government educational facilities have been wound up and a new center at Sports Stadium, Ratta Kulchi has been made operational to distribute relief good among these families.
Regarding the cash disbursement process, the report says over 3086 displaced families have received the amount with Rs 8000 each family as of Sept 18 through 30 UBL and Omni points, across the district.
As far as healthcare facilities are concerned, the report reveals that gastro, allergy and water-borne diseases are common among the IDPs and so far over 10300 patients have been provided medical treatment, besides medicine provided on the post.
Regarding polio-campaign for the IDPs, the document says since launch of Zarb-e-Azb operation, five polio campaigns have been completed in the district while in recent three-day campaign a total of 4319 IDPs children were vaccinated.
The district administration is also facing shortage of relief goods for these IDPs and has called upon concerned authorities to provide those items to conveniently and effectively extend relief to the displaced populace staying here.
The official daily report reflects the administration needs different items including 6000 big tents, 6000 mosquito nets, 18000 bed-sheets, 6000 water tanks, 18000 solar lights, 6000 pedestal fans and 6000 mattresses for the IDPs who had migrated in wake of military operation in North Waziristan Agency.
The administration has accelerated its efforts to arrange the required items, succeeding to have received from some items from various organizations.
According to official source the administration may not any sort of hurdle in way of smooth flow of relief activities, as mostly displaced families have been staying with their relatives in houses and could easily sustain impact in case of late delivery of the required goods.