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Pakistan: 22 Killed, Over 60 Injured in Karachi Train Crash Ė Emergency was declared in Karachiís Hospitals


Karachi: As many as 22 people, including seven women and two children, were killed and over 65 injured, some of them seriously, when a speeding Zakaria Express rammed into the stationary Fareed Express.\r\nEmergency was declared in Karachi’s major hospitals and ambulances of private welfare organisations rushed to the spot. However, people from nearby areas pulled out the dead and injured from the wreckage on self-help basis while ambulances took around 30-40 minutes in reaching the site of the accident and took another 30 minutes in transporting the injured to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center.
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Pakistan: Young Doctors Shut Emergency of Mayo Hospital


Lahore: A child and a cardiac patient died on Thursday in Mayo hospital over not receiving timely treatment as the emergency ward has been locked in the aftermath of doctors’ protest. The child was identified as Sana and other patient as Sadiq.\r\nThe protest of Young Doctors Association (YDA) seeking the restoration of two doctors and a nurse has entered third day. The doctors and nurse have been dismissed from duty for torturing a patient and his relatives.
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Pakistan: Rescue Operations In Trouble


Rescue operations of the Edhi Foundation have been suffering due to the disinterest of the federal government that has failed to grant permission to the charity to sell more than 300 of its heavy-duty vehicles, despite repeated requests.\r\n In order to generate funds to replace the “obsolete and useless” ones, they need permission to sell them in order to buy new vehicles required to partake in rescue operations. \r\nAccording to the organisation they requested the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the finance ministry a number of times but did not receive a single reply.\r\n \r\nThe pressing need of new vehicles were felt
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Pakistan: Why arenít there any well-equipped ambulances available in Karachi?


A few years ago, my cousin passed away in Gwadar. His wife had to transport his body from Gwadar to Karachi in a Toyota Hiace because she could not get hold of an ambulance. That memory resurfaced when I heard that ambulance services were unavailable to carry the dead bodies of the martyred cadets in the attack on the Police Training Academy in Quetta.\r\n \r\nEven if one tries to justify the legitimacy of such issues by claiming that Gwadar and Quetta are ‘remote’ areas, why is there a shortage of ambulances in Karachi and in other developed cities of Pakistan?\r\nApart from the shortage, another imminent prob
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Pakistan: Malik Riaz Donates 10 Ambulances to Edhi Foundation


Lahore: Chairman of the Bahria Town Malik Riaz donated 10 ambulances to the Edhi Foundation while speaking in a TV show on November 29. Faisal Edhi the son of legendary social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi was guest in the show as he told that donations to the organisation had gone down ever since the death of Abdul Sattar Edhi.\r\nFaisal Edhi said that their organisation was facing difficulty but still they would never give up on the mission.
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