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President for measures to help deal with national disasters

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has called for developing an integrated network to effectively respond to the victims of national disasters and help prevent various diseases.

While chairing a meeting of the Managing Body of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday, the president emphasized the need to train the students, at schools and college levels, in administering first aid during incidents and natural calamities.

Highlighting the importance of first aid, the president said that the provision of first aid could help in keeping the casualties from bad to worse.

The president added that timely medical intervention could help save 59% of lives.

The meeting was attended by the members of the Managing Body including Abrar ul Haq, Mr. Asif Bajwa, Dr. Irshad Muhammad, and Brig (retd) Dr. Mowadat Hussain Rana, and other senior government’s officials.

The Chairman PRCS Abrar ul Haq briefed the meeting about the role of PRCS in serving the humanity during crises.

The meeting suggested various measures to strengthen the organization to promptly respond to victims of natural calamities.

President Arif Alvi underlined the need for establishing linkages between PRCS and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the public health sector, and other governmental organizations to properly respond to the calamities.

The president advised the PRCS to lead a blood donation campaign to ensure the availability of blood for patients in need.

The president also asked the PRCS to enter into collaboration with the Kamyab Jawan Programme for youth development of the country.

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