The provided aid has been adjusted in accordance with the list of needs issued by the Pakistan government, including medicines.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) coordinates aid for post-flood management in Pakistan following the loss of over 1,500 lives as a result of the natural disaster.

Medical personnel have been readied ever since Pakistan's request for international aid was made, Head of BNPB's Operation Management Center (Pusdalops) Bambang Surya Putra noted through a statement on Sunday.

Indonesia is ready to assist with human resources to facilitate emergency handling, such as by providing medical service support, including medical workers from the military and the police.

"The provided aid has been adjusted in accordance with the list of needs issued by the Pakistani government, including medicines," Putra stated.

Moreover, aid in the form of funding is expected to be realized immediately at the start of October.

"This funding aid will be coordinated and provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," he explained.

The Indonesian government's humanitarian aid is scheduled to arrive in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday morning.

Pakistan's government is looking for aid in the form of tents, blankets, mosquito nets, clothing, family kits, and generators.

Two rented aircraft will be utilized to deliver aid that will be given by the Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture and Head of BNPB.

At the same time, Indonesian Ambassador for Pakistan Adam Mulawarman Tugio highlighted a possibility that Indonesia may help in other fields after the emergency response period is over.

"This condition takes into account the severe damages as a result of a major flood that hit one-third of Pakistan's territory. However, this will be discussed further and proposed to the president," he remarked.

Tugio and Putra noted that Indonesia expressed its condolences and sympathy to Pakistan's citizens.

Head of the Pakistan Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz Satti said that his agency currently continues to receive humanitarian aid from neighboring countries.

Pakistan is still in need of aid comprising tents, electric generators, water, mattresses, infants' additional foods, and health service support.

According to the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Crisis Management Unit (CMU), health issue becomes one of the considerations in emergency handling. The CMU expects the Indonesian government to assist in health services.

Pakistan expressed gratitude for the aid given by the Indonesian people and government in flood handling, Satti remarked.

After meeting with the Pakistan NDMA, the Embassy and BNPB team departed for Karachi to observe the condition of the affected regions on Sunday.

Earlier, other BNPB personnel had already arrived in Karachi to coordinate the arrival of humanitarian aid from the Indonesian government that will arrive on Monday.

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