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  Heat Stroke meeting chaired by Mayor Karachi.  
  : Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar presided a meeting in KMC building on the subject of heat stroke on Monday. The meeting was also attended by the municipal commissionr of KMC Hanif Mohammad Mirchiwala and chairmen of district municipal corporation Korangi Syed Nayyar Raza and senior director of health and medical services Dr Mohammad Ali Abbasi and the assistant commissioner of commissioner Karachi office AmberMir, Medical superintendent of major city government and private hospitals, and representatives from Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, district municipal corporations, Karachi Water and sewerage board, and provincial disaster management authority and other officers attended this meeting held in the KMC building. During the meeting the mayor Karachi welcomed the participants and briefed about recent heat stroke alert stressing upon all stakeholder to strictly oberve past SOPs and for making all possible efforts to save precious lives in the city. With permission of the chair, Dr. Amber Mir , assistant commissioner headquarters representing the commissioner Karachi briefed about measures of commissioner Karachi office. She briefd that rescue 1299 are functional in commissioner Karachi office and it is in constant touch with metrological office of Karachi. She described planning on three tier formula viz establishement of heat stroke camps/first response centre with doctors, paramedics required medincines and tertiary response in major hospitals. Mayor Karachi said 12 day care centers established in different KMC hospitals whereas Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases will also facilitate the heat stroke patients round the clock in the city. He said he will personally visit these centres to check their performance. He directed for carrying out massive awareness campaign through media for wide publicity of heat stroke centers , contact numbers, health advisory etc. He directed to make request on his behalf to all governmental and private hospitals through electronic and print media for entertaining all heat stroke patients as pr their maximum capacity during heat stroke emergency. He also desired that city wardens of KMC should also be provided with necessary training regarding heat stroke for effectively serving the citizens in all the areas of Karachi. Mayor Karachi said citizens should avoid going out during acute hot weather from 11 am to 4pm and strictly follow the health advisory. He said insufficient forests other reasons were included for heat stroke which affected whole world.  






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