Today we revisited Chowki Drug, Pabbi Nowshehra villages and held another medical clinic. This area is about 2-3 kilometres from the main GT road and is one of the most badly affected areas. The lucky ones are living in tents, others are crammed into the brick built government schools or colleges but most have no shelter at all from the ongoing rain.

There are no roads to these villages from the main road and the ongoing rain and mud make the route very treacherous. Today it rained again and we were in imminent danger of being stranded with the villagers. So with heavy hearts we took the decision to abandon the clinic. We had been able to treat around 90 patients suffering from skin infections, eye infections and gastrointestinal problems before being forced back.

Ijaz.

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