WHY DOES THE KUFFARS HAVE TO ASSIST MUSLIM LANDS WHENEVER THERE IS A DISASTER? WHERE IS ALL THAT ZAKAT CHARITY MUSLIMS ARE ALWAYS PAYING?
Mississauga MDs head to flood-stricken Pakistan
By TOM GODFREY, Toronto Sun
Last Updated: August 28, 2010 6:12pm
Mississauga doctor Naeema Degani says women caught up in the flooding in Pakistan are choosing female physicians over their male peers to obtain much-needed help.
Degani, and her physician husband, Cassim Degani, are placing their practices on hold as they travel on Sunday to the flood-ravaged country to help the needy.
The family doctor said most of the women in Pakistan are Muslims, and with their children, are much more comfortable with female physicians. Male doctors aren’t allowed to touch the women for religious reasons.
“The women are Muslims and culturally they are adamant about being treated by men,” Naeema said on Saturday. “They come for help and bring their children with them.”
Naeema and Cassim, a surgeon, are taking with them boxes
of medicine and water treatment pills. Once there, they will meet with members of three charities and work at several camps that house thousands of displaced people.
“We need a lot more female doctors to help treat some of the hard-hit women and children,” Naeema said. “They would much prefer to be treated by female doctors.”
The massive flood has displaced about 17 million people and killed about 1,600 since it began about a month ago.
Cassim, chairman of the International Development and Relief Foundation, said flood victims are suffering from skin infections, blisters, cholera, dehydration and a lack of food.
“The condition there is not getting any better as the monsoon rain is starting soon,” Cassim said.
“More physicians are needed on the ground to help those in need.”
Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis said as many as 10 doctors in his Scarborough-Agincourt riding will be travelling to Pakistan to help victims.
“We have a shipment of goods going out next week,” the MP said on
Goods and medicine for Pakistan can be dropped off until Sept. 20 at 1225B Kennedy Rd., Scarborough, and 245 Bowes Rd., Concord.