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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator reviews Security arrangements at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Trauma Centre

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Karachi, April 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that police and ranger officers should be deployed on inside and outside routes of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for making security arrangements effective so that patients and hospital staff could feel safe and any unpleasant incident could be dealt in a better way. He said this while addressing a meeting held for reviewing security arrangements in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Trauma Centre.

On this occasion Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Deputy Central Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, Principal of KMDC Prof. Dr. Waqar Kazmi, Sr. Director Medical Services Dr. A.D. Sajnani, M.S. Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Dr. Nadeem Rajput, Sr. Director Technical Services Niaz Soomro, Sr. Director Transport and Communication Muhammad Athar, District Police, Traffic Police, Ranger officers and concerned officials were present.

The security arrangements which were recommended in last meetings for Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Trauma Centre were reviewed and a detailed briefing about the arrangements of traffic and security surrounding the hospital was given.

Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi said that security arrangements especially on inside routes of hospital would be made on priority basis. Ranger officers on central routes should be deployed constantly from tomorrow for which discussion with higher authorities of police and ranger has been made.

He directed that hospital administration should be in contact with deployed police and ranger officers and security arrangements should be improved by mutual cooperation. He said that Abbasi Shaheed Hospital should improve its services for citizens.

This is one of the biggest hospitals in Karachi and we would have to set our priorities on right track for enhancing hospital standard. Sr. Director Transport Muhammad Athar gave a briefing about the alternate traffic plan prepared for resolving traffic jam problem near hospital. He said the patients face difficulties in getting to hospital in rush timings.

Administrator Karachi on this occasion said that measures to ensure better traffic flow on the routes going to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital should be taken and in this connection alternate traffic plan prepared by transport department should be implemented. He said the video surveillance cameras surrounding hospital are being installed under Governor Package whereas city wardens will also be deployed in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Trauma Centre who will help security staff.

He said full proof security plan for doctors, paramedical staff and patients on inside and outside routes of hospital should be made. On this occasion Administrator Karachi directed concerned officials about the installation of sturdy barriers, building police check post, allocating space for parking vehicles, availability of fire extinguishing equipments and purchase of security equipments.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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