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Army, Navy, KMC set up heat stroke relief centres

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 23, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 | Last Updated: 6 years ago

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has established two Heat Stroke Relief Centres in the metropolis in view of the sizzling weather in Karachi.

Spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, Lt. Zobia Zaman, Tuesday said that these centres have been set up at PNS Shifa and Rahat.

She said that these centre have officially started functioning from Tuesday. As many as five patients have already been treated there, he added.

The centres have been established on the directive of Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini.

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has established Heatstroke Relief Centres in 42 medical centres of the city in view of situation due to sizzling weather.

All necessary medical facilities and medicines had been provided at these centres, besides the availability of doctors,
paramedics and other staff.

It was decided in a meeting chaired by KMC Administrator Saqib Ahmed Soomro that these heatstroke relief centres will
work till further orders on round-the-clock basis, said a statement on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui will personally monitor their performance so that any required action could be
taken any time without delay.

The Metropolitan Commissioner said so far 42 Heatstroke Relief Centres were set up by KMC in all areas of the city including
Katchi Abadies, however more such centers will be established if required.

The KMC has established Heatsroke Relief Centres in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Sobhraj Maternity Home Hospital, Landhi Medical Centre, Sarfraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital, Gazdarabad Hospital, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Soldier Bazar Maternity Home, P.I.B Maternity Home, Liaquatabad Maternity Home, Model Colony Maternity Home, Korangi 2 Maternity Home.

These have also been set up at M.S Centre Sindhi Muslim Society, Shanti Nagar, Landhi Dispensary, Landhi Cardiac Centre, Shah Faisal Cardiac Centre, Shah Faisal Maternity Home, Lyari Primary Health Care Centre, Spencer Eye Hospital, Homeopathic Hospital Nazimabad, Gharibabad, F.B Area, Manghopir Maternity Home, Leprosy Hospital Manghopir, Miran Naka Maternity Homel, Mehmoodabad Maternity Home, Hijrat Colony Dispensary, Staff Clinic Liaquatbad, Khokhrapar M.C.S Centre, Kemari Maternity Home, Gadap Dispensary.

These also included Bin Qasim Dispensary, Gulshan-e-Hadeed Dispensary, Naik Mohammad Dispensary Malir, Sharafi Goth Dispensary, Office of Chief Medical Officer West, South, Korangi, Central, Malir, KDA Polyclinic at Civic Centre Gulshan-e-Iqbal and at other medical institutions.

The citizens have been advised to contact these centres in case of any emergency.

Pak army sets up six heatstroke relief centres in Hyderabad

Pakistan Army has set up six heatstroke relief centres in different cities of interior Sindh to provide medical assistance to affectees in sizzling heat of Lower Sindh.

According to an ISPR release issued here on Tuesday, Hyderabad Garrison of Pakistan Army set up heatstroke relief centres with all available facilities in Hyderabad, Badin, Chorr, Jamshoro and Sehwan where sick people are being treated by teams of experts.

These Pakistan Army Hyderabad Garrison has set up these heatstroke centres on self-help basis with objective to save the precious lives of heatstroke victims.

The affected people have been advised to contact with these centres with immediate effect for first aid. SAMAA/APP

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