KP faces difficulties in meeting needs of IDPs

July 10, 2014 - 12:57:21 am

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department is facing an uphill task of catering to the needs of the internally displaced persons in North Waziristan Agency and is sending a proposal to the army to allow the international humanitarian groups to the districts where they had taken temporary shelter.

Imran Khan had already asked the army to give access to the relief organisations to Bannu and other districts to provide good facilities to the people, officials said.

The provincial government is also sending a proposal to the army in this regard, they said. The massive displacement could cause health problems if we didn’t get assistance immediately, they said.

“We have already requested the federal government and the army to allow the international humanitarian groups to provide better healthcare facilities to the uprooted population,” a senior health official said.

According to him, the provincial government was taking all possible measures to ensure that displaced population got adequate health cover.               INTERNEWS

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