JS Bank sets up medical camps, food supply for flood victims

News Desk
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

KARACHI: JS Bank, one of the country’s fastest-growing banks, has set up mobile clinics and daily food ration distribution drives catering to thousands of people in flood-impacted areas, a statement said on Tuesday.

JS Bank has joined hands with partners such as the Sindhi Association of North America to ease the difficulties being faced by people in the rain-affected areas through a team of qualified doctors, paramedic staff, and volunteers led by Jamil Memon, head of admin and CSR, JS Bank.

Activities are taking place in Districts Jamshoro (Sehwan), Dadu, and Larkana along with surrounding areas. These include villages, Mirzapur, Bubak Band Manchar, Arazi, Warrah, Lakki Shah Saddar, Kai, Bago Sher, Nawab Khan Rind, and Hajji Khan Noohani amongst others. The estimated outreach of the program will be 20,000+ people, and is expected to grow as the efforts are expanded to further areas.

Basir Shamsie, president and CEO of JS Bank personally visited the camps, along with senior team members to review efforts of the JS Flood Relief team, which has been working on the ground. Speaking at the location, he said, “JS Bank is committed to giving back to the community in which it operates and is actively making efforts to ease the difficulties of the affectees, as it had done in the 2010 floods. We are standing by the nation and will continue to do in times to come.”

Jamil Memon said, “We are focusing our efforts on hard-to-reach villages in the area to provide relief to those who are in the worst impacted conditions.”

As per the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, due to the floods, some 33 million people have been affected in 116 of the country’s 160 districts.

Nearly 1,200 people have died and over 4,900 have been injured. Over 1.1 million houses have now been damaged or destroyed and more than 470,000 people are living in camps. In addition, at least 3.6 million acres of crops/orchards have been affected and over 733,000 livestock killed according to initial estimates.

Committed to its role as a socially responsible bank, JS Bank continues its flood relief efforts

by providing quality healthcare through its mobile clinics as well as distributing food rations among those who need it most.