Indonesian Medical Team leaving for Pakistan early next week

Islamabad: An Indonesian team is scheduled to leave for Pakistan early next week for relief and assistance activities regarding the dengue epidemic in Lahore and other areas of the country, says a press release received here today from Indonesian

Agung Laksono, Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and Disaster Management, here on Tuesday received Ambassador of Pakistan to Indonesia, Sanaullah for a coordination meeting with members of the team, apprising them of their assignment in Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by senior officials of the Ministry of health and the Ministry of Coordination, Indonesia.

Giving details about the team, Dr. Rita Kusriastuti, Director, Vector Borne Diseases Control, Environmental Health, Indonesia, said her country would be sending medical equipment, fumigation machines, blood analyzers and lab material to Pakistan. Three Paediatricians, two internists and field staff will also proceed to Pakistan to take part in the relief activities.

It may be recalled that Indonesia also sent two medical and support teams to Pakistan last year to help in the relief activities for flood affectees.

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