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Pakistan: 7,500 Rescuers to Remain on High Alert on Eid


Lahore: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Emergency Ambulance, Rescue and Fire Services along with 7,500 rescuers will remain on emergency alert during Eid holidays in all the districts of Punjab to provide emergency services to the citizens.\r\nIn Rawalpindi, the Rescue 1122 staff will remain on special duties in district control room, emergency rescue stations, 14 equipped emergency ambulances, 10 fire vehicles, 2 rescue vehicles, 2 water bowsers, and 2 specialize vehicles. 
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Pakistan: Overlapping of Services: Disaster Management Mired in Confusion


Islamabad:  The presence of several disaster management authorities at the federal level has resulted in overlapping of services and confusion as to who is responsible for what.Currently, there are 3 bodies working on disaster preparedness and management issues: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network (NHEPRN) and the Emergency Relief Cell (ERC). NHEPRN works under the health ministry, ERC is overseen by the Cabinet Division, while the NDMA reports to prime minister.\r\nThis duplication has led not only to financial resources being allocated to different organisations for
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Pakistan: Rescuers Trained in Dealing with Emergencies at Collapsed Building Sites Graduate


Lahore: Training of 592 rescuers in the 18th batch of Rescue 1122 who graduated at a ceremony held on Saturday(August 08) included special courses on emergency medical response, search and rescue operations at collapsed building sites and community safety.\r\nThe cadets were also trained in fire fighting and rescuing people trapped in fire and other emergencies at multi-storey buildings.
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Pakistan: 40,000 Sign Petition to Award Nobel Peace to Edhi the Founder of World’s Largest Ambulance Service


Lahore: A petition to award Abdul Sattar Edhi the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered close to 40,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.\r\nEdhi, probably the best known humanitarian in the country, is the founder of The Edhi Foundation which is the largest non-profit social welfare organization in the world. Founded back in 1951 from a single room in Karachi, the Foundation now has the world’s largest ambulance service and operates free nursing homes, orphanages, clinics, women’s shelters, food kitchens, and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts and mentally ill individuals all across the country, propakistani cited.
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Pakistan: Traffic Wardens to Get First Aid Training


Rawalpindi: First Aid training for helping and rescuing people during any mishap on roads would be extended to the traffic police officers.\r\nThe training would help save the people after accidents and other emergency on roads. According to Assistant Manager Rifah Social Welfare Department, Muhammad Naseer, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), has been signed with City Traffic Police and Rifah International University Department of Social Welfare.
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