Doctors from JuD apply for visa to help Kashmir

Doctors from JuD apply for visa to help Kashmir

Lahore: A group of 30 members of an organisation headed by Hafiz Saeed comprising doctors and paramedical staff will apply for Indian visas on Tuesday to treat and provide medicines to the injured in Kashmir.
“A team of 30 doctors and paramedical staff of ‘Muslim Medical Mission’ (of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah) will apply for Indian visa on Tuesday in order to reach Kashmir where they could treat the people injured in clashes with the Indian Army. Eye specialists are part of the team who will treat many people suffering from eye injuries there,” Ahmed Nadeem, an official of the JuD, said.
Asked about how the Indian embassy in Islamabad would entertain the JuD medical team’s request in the current circumstances, Nadeem said the Muslim Medical Mission would request the Pakistani government to help them in this regard.
Meanwhile, the mission’s president Prof Dr Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry said if the Indian government does not allow its medical team to travel to Srinagar to treat the injured Kashmiris it would hold demonstrations against it.
Chaudhry claimed that it is “our duty to reach out to the injured Kashmiris for their treatment as the Indian government is not fully providing treatment to the injured”.
“A three-member Indian doctors team returned from Srinagar without treating the injured,” he alleged.
The State Government said 2252 persons with minor and major injuries had been treated at various hospitals across Kashmir during the ongoing unrest. It said that 2144 persons injured had been discharged after treatment.
The government stated that 359 surgeries had been conducted in various hospitals, out of which 197 cases were injuries to eyes.
The government said it ensured availability of sufficient medicines in all the hospitals to cater to the needs of the injured in addition to issuing directions to the hospital authorities for providing free food to the patients and their attendants.
—With PTI inputs

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