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AMU to send special relief team to flood-hit Bihar

By Syed Amir Mian, Wed, 10 Sep 2008 NI Wire

A special relief team of doctors from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will go to the flood-affected areas of Bihar on 15th of this month; team will target mostly the villages, situated in between two rivers, which were cut off by the devastating flood.

With this most needed humanitarian effort, AMU is now the first Indian university who has planned to send their relief and rehabilitation team to help the flood victims of Bihar.

All plans and mission of relief was made to the public in a press conference called by the Junior Doctors’ Organisation, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

In an inaugural function of flood relief fund, District Magistrate of Aligarh, K. Ram Mohan Rao motivated the team, donated Rs 5,000 and announced Rs 50,000 more from Red Cross Society, Aligarh. D.M also promised to the Junior Doctors’ Organisation to provide medical assistance and administrative help.

Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Prof. P K Abdul Aziz appreciated all the efforts of doctors and NGOs. He also donated Rs 2,000 along with blessing and good luck.

Junior Doctors’ Organisation, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU has played a great role behind the arrangement of doctors as well as collection of relief fund. Some NGOs like Drug Society, Medics Society, Mass Awareness and M R association of Aligarh are providing funds and medicines to the organisation for Bihar flood relief.

Flood victims of Bihar are being rescued by many NGOs over there but the main disaster is about to come after this flood in the form of DISEASES; moreover shortage of doctors and medicines is further deepening the crisis. In this critical situation, doctor’s team of Aligarh Muslim University can play a key roll to provide them real relief.

Dr. Arshad Anjum, secretary, Junior Doctors’ Organisation said that a 20-member team would visit Bihar on a 10-day MISSION OF RELIEF to tackle quickly spreadable diseases like Cholera, Dysentery, Dengue & dengue hemorrhagic fever, Typhoid and Paratyphoid, enteric fever and pneumonia.

We have planned to provide medical treatment along with the distribution of food, drinking water, medicines and other needed items, he further added.

Dr Kaleem khan, President of Junior doctor organisation, explaining the programme said that our mission of relief will target small villages because nobody wants to take any risk and go to remote and interior regions. Hundreds of villages in Pratapganj and Chhatapur are badly affected and nobody have received any relief and facing too much problems even some are dying due to starvation. After reaching to Bihar, this team will be divided into four sub teams and organise four camps in different areas of flood affected Bihar.

In the inaugural function of flood relief fund, paintings and posters made by students of Fine Arts Department were highly appreciated. These posters were depicting the real but precarious situation of Bihar’s flood victims.

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