PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi receives donations of 100 wheelchairs from UAE Red Crescent Country Head Hamad Abdullah Al-Ali here on Thursday

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent on Thursday donated 100 wheel chairs to Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

The wheelchairs were handed over to PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi by UAE Red Crescent Country Head Hamad Abdullah Al-Ali.

Speaking on the occasion, PRCS Chairman thanked the UAE Red Crescent for the donation of the wheel chairs for the disabled people. He said that UAE Red Crescent always stood with the PRCS to help the Pakistani people in the hour of need. He hoped that the cooperation between the two societies will further increase in the coming days.

UAE Red Crescent country head on the occasion said that these wheel chairs are being handed over to PRCS for the needy people and the UAE Red Crescent in future will give automatic wheelchairs to the PRCS for the hospitals.

PRCS Secretary General Dr Mahboob Sardar, Assistant Secretary General Ateeb Siddiqui, Director Operations Ghulam Muhammad Awan and others staff members of PRCS and UAE were also present on the occasion.

 

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PRCS launches national first aid policy to regulate service

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The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Wednesday launched the first ever national first aid policy to regulate the training for a better response to the victims during any natural or man-made disasters or even day to day life.

PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi launched the national policy.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Saeed Elahi emphasized the important role of trained youth in the development of the country. He quoted the words of Quaid-e-Azam, the founder president of the society, “If we are to build a safer, cleaner and happier world let us start with the individual –catch him young and inculcate in him the slogan of service before self and purity in thought, word and deed. If our young people learn to befriend all, to help other people at all times, subordinate personal interest to the welfare of others, avoid violence of thought, word and action. I am confident that the attainment of universal brotherhood is possible and within our reach” (22nd December, 1947).

Saeed Elahi stressed to further improve the quality of humanitarian works at all levels (NHQ, PHQs and District Branches). He said that the aim of the policy is to organize the first aid services all over the country for their effective response during any disaster.

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PRCS seeks govt support for First Aid training to college, varsities students

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The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Wednesday sought government support in provision of First Aid at school, college and university level to save lives in case of any emergency.

The request was made at the newly-appointed PRCS Managing Board Meeting held at the National Headquarters. The meeting chaired by PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi, was attended by Qaiser Ahmed Shaikh, Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Qamar Zaman, Nadira Panjwani, Dr Umar Saif and Nina Mahmood Akbar and Chairmen of the provincial branches.

The board also requested the government to include First Aid Chapter in curricula at school and college level.

 

PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi in his opening remarks welcomed the newly appointed members and hoped that they will work with full dedication and commitment for the noble cause of serving humanity.

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PRCS holds Candle Vigil for APS&C Shuhada

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Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Thursday organised a candle light vigil to express solidarity with the Shuhada of Army Public School & Colleges Peshawar.
The vigil ceremony was attended by the representatives of Movement Partners, Sister National Societies, staff and volunteers of the PRCS.
PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi speaking on the occasion said the candle light vigil meant to show the world that the entire Pakistani nation was standing by the bereaved families.
It is high time that we must forge our unity and play collective role against the menace of terrorism.
Saeed Elahi said that keeping in view the alarming situation; the PRCS will provide First aid to the students of school and colleges while a programme is being launched to register blood donors, first aiders and volunteers all over the country to cope with the emergency situation.
The participants of the condolence reference prayed for the departed souls and expressed their grief and sorrow on this tragic incident. Fatiha were also offered for the shuhada of Peshawar.