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Over 1.3 million people across globe become victim of road mishaps: DIG

By Our Staff Correspondent

KARACHI: National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) N-5 South Muhammad Saleem on Wednesday said that over 1.3 million people across the world become victim of road mishaps.
Addressing a road safety seminar organized by The Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) at its head office, he said that approximately 14 to 15 thousand people are killed in road accidents in our country and most of these victims include pedestrians and motorbike riders. He said that over-speeding was one of the major causes of the fatal accidents. Muhammad Saleem urged upon wearing seat belts while driving.
The DIG said that use of helmet while riding motorbike can save from head injury. The NH&MP’s Motorway Mobile Education Team on the occasion gave presentation about motorway rules and dangers of their violation. The Regional Manager, other officers of ICMA and a large number of students attended the seminar.
Commissioner for making Nephrology ward functional at Civil hospital
Commissioner Hyderabad, Muhammad Abbas Baloch Wednesday emphasized upon the officers concerned to complete all required work in time and make Nephrology Ward of Civil Hospital functional for providing dialysis facility to patients at the earliest.
The Commissioner emphasized this during a surprise visit to Civil Hospital Hyderabad where he inspected newly constructed building. The medical treatment for various diseases will be made available. Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, Cardiology and neurosurgery wards would also be established in the building so that the patients could start getting medical treatment at the earliest.
Medical Superintendent Dr Mubin Ahmed Memon briefed the Commissioner about the efforts being made by the hospital management for providing better health facilities to patients.
He also apprised him about the issues being faced by the hospital management which included the shortage of staff in view of increasing numbers of patients.

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