KARACHI-The Sindh government has urged the Punjab government to provide doctors and paramedical staff to carry out rain and flood emergency operations. 

According to the letter written by the Health Department of the Sindh government, they have demanded at least 380 doctors and paramedical practitioners. The Sindh government has urged the Secretary of Health and Chief Secretary of Punjab to help the provincial government. 

Sindh’s ten districts need doctors, nurses and paramedical staff urgently, the letter read. 

Sindh is under a viral disease epidemic after the majority of the province is far from recovering from devastating rainfall and floods in the country.

The objective of seeking help from the Punjab government is to deal with the diseases that are spreading fast in the flood-affected areas. According to official sources, the Sindh Health Department wrote a letter to the Punjab government, asking for help in treating flood-hit people on Friday.

According to the text of the letter, “Sindh needs Punjab’s support at this time as the province is facing a shortage of doctors and paramedics, while 10 districts of Sindh are in dire need of doctors and paramedics and pathologists, while other staff including gynecologists, psychiatrists and dermatologists are also urgently required.

There is a need for 380 medical staff in the districts of Sindh, including pediatricians, child-specialists, dermatologists and psychiatrists.