Pakistan Field Hospital (Pfh)-10 deployed in Darfur, Sudan as part of United Nations and African Union’s Hybrid Assistance Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is a level two plus hospital with all the major specialties, which include: surgery, medicine, dentistry, gynaecology, and radiology etc. Contributions of Pfh-10 for UNAMID and for the people of Darfur are enormous, and duly acknowledged at all levels. Recently, a two-day Free Medical Camp was conducted from March 19-20, 2019 at Kabkabiya, a remote town in Northern Darfur. 2363 patients were treated in two days, which included 1417 women and 471 children. All medicines were specifically procured by the Pfh for this purpose. The Executive Director of Kabkabiya (highest local bureaucratic appointment), Mr. Ismail Rabih along with Commissioner Kabkabiya, Mr. Mamoon Haroon, the local Shartai and Commander of 21 Brigade Sudanese Army visited the medical camp. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Pakistan Army for timely help to the IDPs and local populace and said, “This gesture shall go a long way in further cementing the brotherly ties of both countries”. He emphasized that conduct of this camp and other generosities by the Pakistan Army Contingent shall be “long remembered by the people of Kabkabiya”. In the same connection on the request of local chiefs, another free medical camp was also planned at Kabkabiya Basic Health Unit on March 24, 2019 by Pakbatt-7. Distribution of more than 40 goats to IDPs widows was also arranged by Pakbatt-7, which was lauded at all levels. Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN also appreciated this activity on Twitter.
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