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Pakistan: 371 Killed, 750 Injured in SW Pakistan Earthquakes


Islamabad: At least 371 people were killed and over 750 others injured September 21 Saturday in 2 earthquakes that hit Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province, officials said. Talking to Xinhua, Saif-ur-Rehman, spokesperson of Provincial Disaster Management Authority said that a total of 359 people were killed and 750 other injured up till September 21 in the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that hit the province on September 19, while the second earthquake measuring 7.2 at the Richter scale, which struck the area on September 21 Saturday afternoon, killed 12 people. The NDMA said that Chinese government has extended relief assistance to Pakistan
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Pakistan: Hospital Sans Ambulance, X-ray Machine


More than 150,000 people are being deprived of medical service because of acute shortage of doctors, medicines and medical instruments at Lama Upazila Health Complex in Bandarban.Lama Upazila Health Complex has now become a place where people only can get primary treatment as the hospital has no other facilities to provide better service to its patients. The only x-ray machine of the hospital has been out of order for more than two years.  Patients complained that they have to go to Cox’s Bazar, the neighbouring district town of Lama, to get an X-ray service. The health complex in the hilly area is supposed to have nine doctors w
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Pakistan: Rescue 1122 Begins Process of INSARAG's Accreditation Certification


The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has initiated the process of international urban search and rescue's (INSARAG) accreditation certification. In this regard, a UN OCHA team headed by Ms Annette Hearns on October 26 Saturday visited the Emergency Services Academy for initial assessment. She reviewed the Disaster Response Exercise, which included management, rescue, and search, medical and logistic.  The Urban Search and Rescue Team of Rescue 1122 is headed by Dr Farhan Khalid, Dr Ali Imam Syed, Mohammad Ahsan, Jam Sajjad Hussan, Abrar Hassan, Farhan Mirza, Ali Raza Baig and comprised 60 rescuers that demonstrated the exercise.&n
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Pakistan: National challenge: Rescuers Compete in Trauma Simulations


Punjab: Participants from Sialkot Community Emergency Response Team, Mirpur Water Rescue Team, Gulab Devi Hospital’s Emergency Response Team and Rescue 1122 divisional teams demonstrated their professional skills at the Emergency Services Academy. In a trauma scenario, each team comprising two emergency medical technicians (EMTs), a light transport vehicle, a driver and necessary medical equipment were “called” to the scene to provide first aid to the “victims.” Rescue DG Rizwan Naseer watched the competition and encouraged the participants.Talking to newsmen on the occasion; he said the competition was aimed a
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Pakistan: New Accident and Emergency Block Inauguratedby COAS


Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on November 27 Wednesday inaugurated the newly constructed state of the art outdoor patient department, accident, emergency and diagnostics blocks at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), says an ISPR Press release. COAS appreciated all those, involved in construction of high quality hospital blocks in a very short span of time. The construction of new blocks at Military and Combined Military Hospital were envisaged in 2011 and its foundation stone was laid in April 2012. Both these hospital would cater for medical needs of military personal of army and civilian of twin cities.
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