4th July 2009, Islamabad, Pakistan: Stationed currently at Hassan Abdal, Panja Saheb, in Pakistan, UNITED SIKHS volunteers surveyed the Internally displaced people (IDPs) at the Hassan Abdal-Panja Saheb camp of their needs. The immediate need was to provide medicines for chronic patients suffering from diabetes, respiratory issues and heart related problems. UNITED SIKHS volunteers delivered the medicines for chronic patients for 1 month. These were requested by the Suaran Singh, the IDP camp coordinator. Suaran Singh, said, “I thank the diaspora who is assisting us through UNITED SIKHS for the medicines that have been provided.I fear what will happen after a month and if we still remain here, how do we get more medicines for the suffering patients.” The WAKF board has provided a dispensary with a local doctor, Mr Mohammed Ali, on site, and a lady doctor who visit the local dispensary on site, but not the medicines that are for chronic patients. The relief efforts will continue and will be only possible with your kind donations.
The working of these 2 compressors was very important as told to me by the IDP coordinator Mr Suaran Singh. Most of the gastroentritis problems were due to the water not getting filtered. So the idea was to fix the problem at the root. Keep in mind that there are close to 3600 – 4000 people at the Gurdwara Saheb that drink water from these filtering units.