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Female Pakistan quake victims 'struggle' for medical help

Relief efforts continue in the remote Balochistan province of south-west Pakistan after last month's 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed more than 470 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

A powerful aftershock dealt a second blow to the same area four days later.

Some of those most desperately in need of specialist care at the only hospital in Awarran - near the epicentre of the quake - are women and children.

But social custom does not allow females to be treated my male doctors - and the hospital's only female practitioner is already inundated with a backlog of quake victims.

BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz reports.

  • 05 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia
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