In addition to this, Pakistan faced the worst monsoon-related floods of its history in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. Large parts of the country were devastated by unusually heavy rainfall, caused rivers to overflow their banks and flash floods in low-lying areas. According to the UN, the floods had affected 20 million people, ravaged at least 62,000 square miles of land, wiped out 5 million acres of crops, damaged or destroyed almost 1.9 million homes, and left at least 10 million people without shelter.
We distributed 500 dry food packs (including butter, rice, milk, tea, sugar, pulses etc costing RS.300,000) weighing 10 Kg each in the areas of Kot Mithan, Fazil pur, Distt Rajan Pur, Muzafar Garh, Kot Addu, Nowshera ,Peshawar and Charsadda Kpk.
Distributed 19780 Eye Drops (Costing RS.593,400) through 25 National & International humanitarian Organizations in different Flood areas.
Distributed General Medicine costing rupees 400,000 in Fazil Pur, Kot Mithan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffar Garh and Nowshera.
POB Trust Organized 16 free eye camps in most affected areas of Flood in Kyber Pakhtoon Khawah, Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Where 24,015 patients were given eye treatment. While 2393 cataract surgeries were performed with Intra ocular lens implantation. (Costing RS. 25,629,030)
Eye care for IDPs:
More than 9 free eye camps and 3 mobile units worked in IDPs camp areas. These free eye camps aimed to reduce visual impairment among IDPs through improved accessibility to ophthalmologic diagnosis and care.
Eye care for Inmates in prisons of Pakistan:
Since the problems in prisons health care are vulnerable, many inmate patients languish in prisons for health care. Keeping this adverse situation in view, POB has taken significant steps in short span of time for eye care of prison inmates, yet there is much more work ahead. Hence, so far 16 free eye camps were organized for eye care of 9,015 prison inmates in Lahore, Sargodha, Multan, Mianwali and Vehari. In addition, 49 cataract patients have been operated upon with IOL Implantation. POB is making headway on their commitment to visit Pakistan prisons.
Free eye camps in Earthquake affected areas:
Two powerful earthquakes of high scale magnitudes struck Azad Kashmir and the south-western province of Baluchistan. POB Trust has set up eye camps for earthquake victims of Kashmir (2005) and Baluchistan (2008). After extensive planning and preparation, the Trust provided eye care to victims of earthquakes. In those eye camps the free of cost services rendered by POB Trust included screening, eye examination, prescription of glasses, minor treatments and surgeries for eye diseases. The Trust has treated 4,500 OPD patients and operated 250 for cataract extraction and IOL implantation in earthquake areas of Kashmir and Ziarat. The Trust has played a critical role in sight saving mission in Kashmir and Baluchistan.