A medical relief team of doctors and paramedical staff left for Uttarakhand on Sunday to provide medical care to the needy in the affected areas by the flood which caused unprecedented damage to life and property.
The mission was organised jointly by Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), Indian Medical Association, Ludhiana; Punjab Medical Representatives' Association and Wholesale Chemists Association, Ludhiana.
The team led by Dr Arun Mitra, general secretary IDPD and executive member of IMA; Dr SK Prabhaker, psychiatrist; Dr Rachana Bawa and Dr Neelam Arya general physician and Dr Shakeel-Ur-Rahman - child specialist, along with para medical staff Kuldip Singh Binder, Anod Kumar and Sanjeet Kumar went to Uttarakhand.
The team will stay in the affected area for five days and examine patients in remote villages. The team was sent off by Dr LS Chawla -IDPD president and Dr Manoj Sobti, president of IMA, Punjab.