Power holders of Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan and National Council based in Karachi have neglected Devastated IDPs, Members of the Community in Hunza
September 29, 2010 7 Comments
By: Moola Madad:
(Altit, Hunza-IDP Camp): The information filtered through various sources indicates that there has been a poor response on part of AKDN organizations to deal with the disastrous effects of Attabad, land sliding. It has been more than 10 months still people from Attabad, Sarat, Ayeenabad, Shiskat and parts of Gulmit are living in camps.
The most lethargic response has been said to come from Aga Khan Health Services ‘Pakistan (AKHS’P) who failed to render the immediately need requirements of the people of Attabad Disaster. In this regard the regional board of Aga Khan Health Services has shown it helplessness. When the matter has been further investigated it has been revealed that the Chairperson Dr. Samina and Dr. Rozina Mistri the Director of Aga Khan Health Service Resource Center (AKHSRC) have continuously creating hurdles to all programme that are intended to benefit in general the poor people of Gilgit-Baltistan and particularly the IDPs of Attabad disaster.
Furthermore the role of Ismaili National Council has been very unsatisfactory to address the needs of hard hit community members of Attabad Disaster who are forced to live in shambles at IDP camps without proper care. A community members at Altit camp states that “we had always great hope with our institutions, however due to the lack of interest and inadequate response me and my family members (wife, two daughters and two sons) all under the age of 12 are forced to live in a single room for over 10 months”.
A women in her 30s stated that “ I do face sever health problems, I have a one year old son to be fed, but I cannot feed him properly and there is no appropriate service available for health care. My little son is getting weaker day by day”.
It is a highly apprehensive situation where it has been realized that the power holders of Ismaili Community based in South have completely ignored the devastation affected people of North of Pakistan.