Situation of water, cholera now under control in Dera Bugti’s Pirkoh: Farah Shah

QUETTA – Balochistan government spokesperson Farah Azeem Shah on Friday said the problems were caused by shortage of water and cholera in Pirkoh area of Dera Bugti was now under control due to positive steps of provincial government in leadership of CM Abdul Quddus Bizenjo.

She said so far three people have died due to the epidemic while the government of Balochistan was providing all medical facilities to all the patients, saying that about 5 million of rupees medicines were sent to control cholera epidemic in the area.

Farah Azeem said the provincial government has released 10 million funds on emergency basis in order to address problems of water crisis with the aim to provide maximum facilities to people in Pirkoh area.

“Despite, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) is taking all possible steps for supply of water to people in Pirkoh,” she said, added that emergency measures taken by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dera Bugti helped to bring the situation under control soon.

Say CM Bizenjo has issued orders to release funds of Rs300m for Dera Bugti to reduce shortage of water in area

She said Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had issued orders to release funds of Rs300 million for Dera Bugti water supply schemes to reduce shortage of water in the area.

Farah Azeem Shah further said the CM Balochistan was utilising all available resources to address problems of water in the province, saying that water problems were not only in Balochistan but in the whole of Pakistan. “In this regard, the provincial government is in touch with various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in order to tackle shortage water issues in Balochistan including Pirkoh and Quetta city,” she noted.  She said CM Balochistan has directed secretary PHA and secretary health to stay in Dera Bugti till the epidemic is dealt in the area.



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