PRC starts first batch of Emergency Medical Technicians


Saira Afzal says the college will serve as the platform for Quality Pre-Hospital Services, PRC also aims at launching master degree in emergency care: Dr Saeed Elahi

ISLAMABAD November 02: The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) on Monday started first batch of Emergency Medical Technician course, to produce highly skilled technicians trained to save lives in any emergency as part of Pre-Hospital Care, while transporting the patient to nearest Health facility students at its Ambulance Service College (NASC). The one year course has been started in collaboration with the Disaster Relief by Irish and Pakistani (DRIP), Ireland, in affiliation with National Ambulance Services College, Dublin, and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, University College Dublin.

Faculty team members from the University of Dublin including Mr Macartan Hughes, Dr Shane Knox and Dr Gerard Bury also attended the ceremony.

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Red Crescent providing shelter, medicines to EQ victims, says Dr Saeed Elahi 50 wounded kits provided to hospitals for injured operations

ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Red Crescent has been actively engaged in rescue operation after Monday’s powerful earthquake that killed over 228 people in the country leaving thousands injured and homeless.

This was stated by PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi while briefing journalists about the Red Crescent activities. He said that Red Crescent has its set up in all the affected areas with a stock of food and non-food items for 500 families at district level.  He said workers of the PRCS were the first one to reach to rescue and gave on-spot treatment to more than hundreds of injured people in all affected areas including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Gilgit-Baltistan district and our ambulances also shifted the injured to hospitals.

Medical teams of the PRS have established mobile medical camps in areas Chitral, Shangla and Korghar which are the most affected regions with less medical facilities, he said.

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PRC deploys ERTs in Quake affected areas, shifts dozens of injured to hospitals


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Red Crescent has deployed Emergency Response Teams have reached to the earthquake affected areas and shifted dozens of people to different hospitals.

The PRC KPK branch soon after the EQ on the information of house collapsed dispatched emergency teams with ambulances to Faqirabad and Sarozai payman viallge and shifted over 18 injured to Lady Reading Hospital.

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President Mamnoon for Red Crescent Unified Constitution


ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday asked Pakistan Red Crescent to expedite work on Unified Constitution to bring harmony and effectiveness in the organization working.

 The President said this while chairing a high level meeting attended by the PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi and high level officials of Presidency and Red Crescent.

Mamnoon Hussain said that being the leading humanitarian organization of the country, the Red Crescent needs to have a unified constitution and directed the officials of the Presidency to get recommendation and suggestions from Red Crescent and coordinate with Prime Minister House for legislation through Parliament.

 PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi told the President that work on unified constitution has already been started and the respective branches have formed committees comprising of legal advisors and experts and recommendations will be submitted to the National Headquarters.

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