ISLAMABAD – The ICT Administration would hold the 9th free pollen allergy relief camp at Aabpara Community Centre from April 3 where all medicines would be provided free of cost to the allergy patients at the camp, a spokesman of the administration said.

Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada has said through a press statement that maximum relief and treatment facilities would be provided to the patients at the camp.

He said that the administration had been holding these free allergy camps since 2003 in pollen allergy season with the active support and cooperation of known allergy experts, philanthropists, chemists of the city and pharmaceutical companies. “Tens of thousands allergy patients have benefited from the services of this camp during the previous years,” he added.

He urged philanthropists and chemists to come forward and donate maximum medicines for the patients.

Earlier, Chief Commissioner reviewed and finalised the arrangements for camp at a high-level meeting attended by the Director Administration Ch Muhammad Ali, Drug Inspector Islamabad Sardar Shabir Ahmed and known allergy experts including Dr Osman Yousaf, Dr Athar Rana, Dr Zaman, Dr Nasir Chaudhry, Hakeem Rizwan Hafeez. The representatives of pharmaceutical companies and chemists including General Pharma, D-Watson, Wilson, Shaheen Chemists, Lifeline, Al-Waqar trading, Pharmanet and Waheed chemists were also present in the meeting who also announced donation of medicines for the camp.

According to the local administration, timings of the camp would be from 9 am to 4 pm and it would also be functional on Sundays. Camp would have separate counters for female, male and children patients and three types of treatments facilities would be provided at the camp including homeopathic, allopathic and tib-e-unani and it would be up to the patients to opt for any type of treatment facilities. Camp would be functional till the end of pollen count in the air.

Known allergy experts Dr. Osman Yousaf, Dr. Zaman, Dr. Athar Rana, Hakeem Rizwan Hafeez and Dr. Nasir Chaudhary would provide their counselling services for the camp.

The administration has said that medical officers and paramedics of District Health Department, ICT had been assigned special duties for the camp.