Medical ReliefWritten by KRRC
Earthquake of October 8 2005, with magnitude of 7.4 on rector’s scale resulted in loss of life and properties to such an extent, which crippled the government and its institutions. A large number of patients and Medical teams around the world reached in Muzaffarabad to care for injured and diseased. Dr. Mohsin Shakil was one of these doctors who came from Bradford for the duty. He was already working in Azad Kashmir Health Department as Consultant Urologist. The earthquake shocks the Kashmiri Community of Bradford as else where in UK. A meeting was held in Bradford in which local Kashmiri Community gathered to plan strategy for relief. It was decided to send a mission to disaster areas headed by Dr. Mohsin Shakil because he was familiar with the local conditions to provide immediate help required, to evaluate the situation and prepare strategy for mid term rehabilitation.
Surgical Out Patient Department was established in Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences, A team of KCT volunteers was also engaged in this project to perform different tasks as Medical Attendents. In 6 months About 30,000 patients received consultation from Surgical OPD. about 12,500 of those were treated by Dr.Mohsin Shakil. He also performed more then hundred specialized Urological procedures.
Medical supply From Bradford brought by Zeeshan benefited many people.
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