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Hospitals ready and equipped to manage any Nilofer-related emergencies

Hospitals ready and equipped to manage any Nilofer-related emergencies

Karachi: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui confirmed that all arrangements had been finalized to deal with possible Tropical Cyclone Nilofar and heavy rains, while a disaster management ward with 100 bed capacity has also been established at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

He shared this information during his visit of the city’s hospitals. Director Local Government Rubina Asif, Senior Director Medical & Health Services KMC Dr Salma Kausar Ali, Director KIHD Waqar Kazmi, Dr Siraj, EDO Health Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz, Masood Alam and other prominent officials were also present on this occasion.

Dr Salma Kausar stated that a 100 bed disaster management ward had been established at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to deal with pre and post rains casualties. She said that the step had also been taken to ensure availability of medicines at the hospital. She further added that a 20 bed special ward had also been set up at the Landhi Medical Complex. The KMC Sobhraj Maternity & General Hospital and Sarfraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital have also been alerted to remain ready and equipped to deal with the situation, she said.

Executive Director, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Dr Waqar Kazmi said that KIHD administration has finalized all arrangements to manage disaster as casualties that may occur.

Shoaib Siddiqui directed the all deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners for proper surveillance of disaster management activities in their respective towns till the looming threat of Tropical Cyclone Nilofar has cleared.

November 5, 2014

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