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March 13, 2018

6,600 Punjab Police cops test positive for hepatitis


March 13, 2018

LAHORE: At least 6,600 cops of Punjab Police have tested positive for hepatitis during the screening of 60,000 police officials across the province.

Punjab IG has directed the officials concerned to issue health cards to patients and monitor timely supply of medicines. hit to death: A 56-year-old man was crushed to death in a road accident in Gulberg police limits on Monday. Police removed the body to morgue for autopsy. The victim has been identified as Qaim Ali of Pakpattan.

The victim was trying to cross a road near Kalma Chowk when a speeding car hit him from behind. As a result, he received multiple injuries and died on the spot. The car driver fled the scene. A case has been registered on the complaint of victim’s son Anwar Ali.

ARRESTED: Dolphin Force and PRU claimed to have arrested 24 criminals during the ongoing operation against miscreants. The response units conducted a snap-check, enhanced patrolling in crime hit areas and arrested mobile snatcher gang, drugs peddlers, a wheelie doer and kite flyers. They recovered five pistols and rifles, 2 cars, 5 bikes, kites and twines and other equipment from them.

REFRESHER-TRAINING COURSE: The Community Safety Instructors refresher-training course started at Emergency Services Academy Lahore to enhance and refresh the skills of managers and middle managers of the service.

In this regard, 5th course of Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) skills and Instructors Refresher course was organised by Safety Wing, Headquarters for 22 officers and instructors of Punjab Emergency Service from all districts of Punjab.

Director General, Punjab Emergency Service, Dr Rizwan Naseer inaugurated four daylong course for establishing Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in all union councils of Punjab.

Speaking on the occasion, he said a well-sensitised and trained community can only play a vital role for establishing Community Safety Culture in their respective areas so you all need to ensure uniform standard of CADRE training while imparting lifesaving skills to the CERTs.

He emphasised to involve CERTs in building safer communities across the Punjab. He shared with the participants of the course for collective work as a team for developing safer communities in Punjab and achieving global goals.

The course shall cover the topics including Common Hazards and the Community Response Group, Securing Family Preparing for Response, First Aid and Basic Life Support, Basic Search and Rescue, Management of Fire and Water emergencies, Incident Command System and Triage, Dead body Management followed by practical simulation exercise to assess, analyse and evaluate skills of participants imparted during the training course.

Furthermore, all participants shall demonstrate their instructional skills by delivering lecture and setting up practical stations. The participants will be evaluated through individual presentation and group activity and successful participants will also be given with certificate of completion.

The CADRE certified officers including Mian Riffat Zia, PMO/Course Monitor, Muhammad Ahsan Head of Safety/ Course Coordinator, Ayaz Aslam, Head of Operations, Ms Deeba Shahnaz Head of Community Safety & Information, Dr Ehtasham Mazhar, Emergency Officer, Abrar Hassan, Emergency Officer (Fire), Engr Shakeel Ahmad, Emergency Officer, Zaffar Iqbal District Emergency Officer Okara and Ansar Ali shall impart training to participants.

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