Local officials of Nangarhar said that since the beginning of the expulsions of Afghan refugees from Pakistan, they have treated nearly 80,000 patients in the Torkham temporary camp.
According to them, several health camps have been activated in Torkham for the refugees deported from Pakistan, where various health services are provided to the patients.
Gul Insan, seven years old, who was forcibly deported from Pakistan together with his family, has been struggling with severe diarrhea for several days, and a number of other children in this special camp for refugees are suffering from pneumonia and high fever.
"My child was sick, we took him to this camp, they treated my child very respectfully," said Atif Ali, a patient’s family member.
"Almost 80,000 patients have been treated, including with obstetrics, surgery, and by other departments of internal medicine," said Quraishi Badloon, the head of the information and public advertisement committee of Torkham camp.
A number of other expelled refugees from Pakistan and health workers in this camp say that as the weather gets colder, the number of monsoon patients has also increased.
"Here is a tent and our children get sick. Cold, pneumonia, heartache and malaria are diseases here that are among people," said Noor Ali Shah, an expelled refugee from Pakistan.
"We have been on this plain for 12 days and thankfully there are doctors who treat us," said Yar Mohammad, an expelled refugee.
"We provide services here, which include different departments such as OPD, vaccination and obstetricians and gynecologists, and we also provide basic services to patients in the trauma department," said Fazelhaq, an employee of the camp.
After the announcement of the deadline by the interim government of Pakistan to expel illegal refugees from the country, an average of 400 families have entered the country through the Torkham crossing every day.