By Muslim Mirror News,
Aligarh, June 22: “The Aligarh Muslim University will send a medical team to provide medical aid to the pilgrims and tourists stranded in the flood-hit Uttarakhand”, said Brig. (Retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, while addressing a press conference at AMU today. Aligarh Muslim University deeply mourns the death of pilgrims and shares the grief of those who have lost their dears in the tragedy. AMU fully stands by them in their hour of peril, he added.
Brig. Ali said that a Medical Team consisting of ten doctors of different specialties with adequate medicine and other accessories would visit Uttarakhand, which is reeling under the devastating flood, to help the people being rescued and treated in the hospitals of Rudra Prayag and other adjoining places. The medical team will try to reach as far as possible to provide instant medical relief to the victims.
The doctors who have been included in the team are Dr. Anjum Parvez, Medicine (Team Leader), Dr. Murad Ahmed, President, Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA), Dr. Mahfooz Alam, Secretary, RDA, Dr. Naved, Paediatrics, Dr. Ehsan, Ophthalmology, Dr. Tausif, Surgery, Dr. Mansoor, ENT, Dr. Azhar Husain, Anaesthesia, Dr. Pramod, Gynaecology, Dr. Saleem Mohd., Intern Plastic Surgery, Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Paramedical Staff.
Pro-Vice Chancellor pointed out that the Aligarh Muslim University has earlier served by sending medical teams to help the rescued people during Bihar floods in 2008. It also sent humanitarian aid to Gujarat to assist people hit by devastating earthquakes that took place in recent times.
According to Brig. Ali, AMU intends to send National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers to help the army in rescuing people stranded in different parts of the Uttarakhand. He stressed the need for extending helping hand to those hit by the tragic calamity and express solidarity with the people of ravaged Uttarakhand. He urged the teaching and non-teaching staff of the University to volunteer their one day salary to the relief fund for helping out the victims of devastating flood in Uttarakhand.