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Pakistan: Healing Hands: A doctor, with Camel Ambulance, Among the Dunes


Khipro: If you’re a resident of Achhro Thar, the vast ‘white desert’ that connects Pakistan to India’s Rajasthan, and you feel unwell, who’re you going to call? Well, owing to patchy signals in the area, you may be unable to give someone a phone call, but if you climb atop the nearest sand dune and call out for Dr Haathi Singh, the good doctor will reach you as soon as he hears your cry. Dr Singh, the only MBBS doctor in the area, and his emergency medical kit has been traversing the desert on a ‘camel ambulance’ for ten years now. “It is not possible for me to cover the entire Achhro Thar area
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Pakistan: Responding to Medical Emergencies: Sindh to get Rescue 1122 Emergency Service Soon


Karachi: Sindh will soon have a Rescue 1122 service and will be able to deal with medical emergencies professionally, the government promised on April 30 Wednesday. According to the Sindh secretary for relief and rehabilitation, Roshan Shaikh, all the staff in this new rescue service will be well-trained and well-equipped to deal with medical emergencies. “The service will be launched in 10 districts in the first phase, most likely in the next few weeks,” he said. “The rest of the districts will be covered in the second phase.” Shaikh was speaking at a seminar, titled ‘Management of Medical Emergencies in Karac
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Pakistan: Hilal-e-Ahmer Ambulance Service Launched


Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain on May 13 Tuesday launched the Hilal-e-Ahmer Emergency Ambulance Service 1030 for Islamabad. The service will work round-the-clock, with a response time of 7 to 10 minutes. A brainchild of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the initiative has been taken in view of lack of proper ambulatory service in the capital. Speaking on the occasion, President Mamnoon said, the service will prove as a milestone, not only for the organisation but also for Islamabad. The ambulance fleet initially consists of 12 ambulances, 6 of which have been deputed at different locations while 6 will remain standby at the PR
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Pakistan: Minister Unveils Plaque of Emergency Ward at FIC


Punjab Minister for Local Government and Law Rana Sanaullah Khan laid foundation stone of extension block of 48-bedded emergency ward at Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology (FIC). This project would be completed with the donation of family of local deceased industrialist Muhammad Anwar Sajjad. Chairman Board of Management FIC Khuwaja Asim Khurshid, Executive Director Dr Raja Parvez Akhtar, MS Dr Ziaullah, Mrs Muhammad Anwar Sajjad and her family members were also present on the occasion. 
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Pakistan: Emergency Treatment at BHU Sheikhupura... By Saleem


Recently I had chance to visit a Basic Health Unit (BHU) located in a village near Sheikhupura called Lagar Pind. It was distressing to see that the medical facilities in this part of the region are deplorable. Besides poor sanitary and hygienic conditions, the medical facility lacked the basic emergency facilities in terms of medicines and trained staff. This place is only serving as a treatment centre for very minor injuries and serves to direct people to the nearest Rural Health Centre (RHC) in Mananwala, which is at a distance of several miles.
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