They (the medical team) will return to Indonesia in early November (2022).
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Some Pakistani doctors lauded the Indonesian medical team for its assistance in treating Pakistani refugees affected by flash floods, Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stated.

"Some (local) doctors at (the refugee) camp of Bin Qasim Town said that it was a valuable experience to work with Indonesian doctors," Acting Head of BNPB's Disaster Data, Information, and Communication Center, Abdul Muhari, noted in a statement on Sunday.

Muhari remarked that the Indonesian medical team had completed its humanitarian services in Pakistan on October 28, 2022.

The medical team recorded that 179 residents had visited BNPB’s health tent set up near the refugee camp in Bin Qasim Town, Malir District, Sindh Province, Pakistan.

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Meanwhile, a total of 6,503 people had visited on October 11-28, 2022.

“They (the medical team) will return to Indonesia in early November (2022). Before returning, the team will conduct an evaluation and attend a ceremony at the invitation of the Pakistani authorities," Muhari stated.

Head of the Indonesian Humanitarian Assistance Team, Yusrizal, noted that the two most common diseases treated by the team on Friday was febrile, reaching 89 cases, and 33 cases of skin diseases. Other diseases found were acute respiratory infection (ARI), myalgia, and diarrhea.

Yusrizal, concurrently the director of facilitation for the handling of victims and refugees at BNPB, remarked that none of the residents treated by the medical team were referred to a local hospital.

In addition to ill refugees, the team treated several pregnant women.

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"A total of 138 pregnant women visited on October 11-28, 2022," Yusrizal remarked.

Meanwhile, Deputy of the Malir District Health Office Dr Farooq Chandio said his team and the community were grateful for the humanitarian services of the Indonesian Medical Team.

Several other local doctors also lauded the dedication of the Indonesian team to treat the refugees. They affirmed that the team had provided quality treatment.

"They are very kind and treat patients with dedication and devotion," Dr Sidra Hassan, a Pakistani pediatrician, who also served residents at the Bin Qasim Town refugee camp, stated.

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Translator: Hreeloita Shanti, Uyu Liman
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