Sindh has been deprived of proper health care facilities and emergency care systems for years and has desperately needed a solution to alleviate the issue.
This solution, "Rescue 1122", comes as an initiative by the Sindh Rehabilitation Department's PDMA, in accordance with its project, Sindh Resilience Project.
The initiative aims to provide Sindh with a proper emergency care system, encompassing ambulances, fire and water rescue training and equipment, disaster emergency response training, and community safety programs.
The PDMA and Sindh Government-backed initiative was inaugurated at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on the 31st of May 2022. Several provincial ministers who share the same vision graced the event with their presence, including Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Saeed Ghani, Bari Pitafi, Shahela Raza, CM Advisors, Murtaza Wahab, and Haji Rasool Bux.
Initially, fifty ambulances are for service, with 230 cumulatively committed across the province.
During the last decade, there have been several reported deaths due to ambulances not reaching on time. For ages, the people of Sindh have been deprived of the fundamental human right to availability of timely pre-hospital emergency care. There is a 95% chance of an injured person dying on the road and not getting an ambulance on time. Similarly, emergency services like fire rescue and disaster response have been virtually non-existent.
The Rescue 1122 service is a vital initiative for the healthcare sector of Sindh, which has been made possible due to the relentless efforts of Project Director - SRP, Ghulam Asghar, and Director Rescue - 1122, Dr. Abid Jalaluddin Shaikh.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|