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Pakistan: Health Department Told to Prepare for Medical Emergencies on Election Day


Peshawar: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) health department has been told to prepare for any emergency on Election Day. A press statement issued by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department, on May 1 Wednesday, requested the provincial secretary for health to consider the interior ministry’s proposal a priority so that any untoward incident on May 11 can be handled. The ministry requested the health secretary to declare emergency in all district headquarters hospitals and teaching hospitals on May 11 and cancel the holidays of health officials.
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Pakistan: Trauma, ER Centre to be Established at Police hospital


Karachi: Steps are being taken for the establishment of a trauma, emergency centre and blood bank at the Sindh Police Hospital. A spokesman of the Sindh Police here stated this on May 20 Monday. He informed that the Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Shahid Nadeem Baloch, said this during a visit to the hospital. The IGP was told that medical, surgery, gynaecological, women’s diseases and eye treatment were currently being offered to the patients at the 62-bed hospital. Medical Superintendent Dr Muhammad Younus Chachar said that at least 350 patients visited the OPD and around 30 patients admitted in a day, while the staff at the
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Pakistan: UHS Launches EMT Course for Ambulance


Lahore: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has launched an international certificate emergency medical technician (EMT) course for ambulance staff of Rescue 1122 and EDHI Ambulance Service in collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD) and Disaster Relief by Irish and Pakistanis (DRIP), Ireland. The course being run at UHS Institute of Learning Emergency Medicine (ILEM) will carry certification from National Ambulance Services College (NASC), Ireland.
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Pakistan: Work to Build Trauma Center in Timargara Started


Timargara: The foundation stone of the first ever Burn and Trauma Center in Dir Lower and second of its kind in Pakistan was laid down at the district head quarter hospital Timergara on June 01 Saturday. The newly elected member provincial assembly advocate Muzafar Syed formally inaugurated the project which would be completed within the span of six months with an estimated cost of Rs. 75 million. A German donor agency, the FES is financing this project. Elders of the area, doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital were present on the occasion. Briefing the MPA, medical superintendent of the hospital Dr Bashirud Din Khilji said the burn
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Pakistan: Emergency Medicine and EMS not Being Given Due Importance in Pakistan


Rawalpindi: Emergency medicine, an emerging new discipline of medicine, is now very well established in the developed world, though in Pakistan this important specialty has not been given due attention and it has not been recognised and introduced at any of the public sector hospitals across the country so far. The specialty is being neglected by the federal and the provincial governments despite the fact that a major share of emergency services are being dealt at the government-run public sector tertiary care hospitals. Also a number of health experts have, time and again, expressed to ‘The News’ that the healthcare system in Pa
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