MCB Officer to visit Earthquake victims in India

22th February 2001

Dr Jafer Qureshi, Public Relations Officer of the Health and Medical Committee of The Muslim Council of Britain is leaving for Mumbai, India on 22nd February 2001 to assist the victims of the Earthquake that struck India on 26th January 2001.

Dr Qureshi will lead a training programme designed by Doctors for Global Relief a recently formed organisation in the UK, to help mental health and other health care professionals in the management and rehabilitation of Psychological damage arising from the most serious earthquake to strike India recently. He will be joined by a team of experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, led by Prof. Arshad Hussein and they will be visiting the earthquake disaster zone from 25th to 28th February 2001 to set up medical and psychiatric after care clinics

Prof. A.R. Undre, of Royal Education Society and Emminent Professor of Surgery in Mumbai is co-ordinating relief efforts in India for Doctors for Global Relief Prof. Undre can be contacted in India on Tel: 00 91 22 651 3157.