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Health Camp for the Drivers at the City Terminal Faisalabad.



“Road traffic accidents kill nearly 1.3 million people every year and injure or disable as many as 50 million more. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged 15–29 years. Globally, more than 40% of all road traffic deaths occur among the 0 to 25 age group; & 85% of traffic fatalities and 96% of child traffic fatalities occur in low- or middle-income countries. Ratio is even here in Pakistan. The reason to this high rate of fatalities is poor screening of the drivers for health issues as eye diseases, diabetes, hypertension & other ailments at the time of granting driving license & even afterwards”.

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To address the main health issues, Emed organized a free health camp in the City Terminal of Faisalabad, on 19.1.2012, on the keen interest of District Coordination Officer (DCO) Mr Naseem Sadiq & on special arrangements by the Incharge City Terminal, Mr Muhammad Sadiq.

Free health camp screened the drivers of coaches, wagons & buses for diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, calcium & vitamin D levels, obesity & for checking their eye sight. Hilal-e-Ahmer Faisalabad arranged to check their blood groups. Rescue 1122 & City Traffic Police coordinated, helped & maintained the data of the drivers.

Emed team o doctors comprised of Dr Khurram Sohail Raja, Dr Ahmad Zeeshan Chughtai, Dr Abdul Qayuum, Dr Jamshaid, Dr Muhammad Asim & Dr Muhammad Zeeshan. Dr Ahmed Zeeshan was the Camp Incharge. Medical Superintendent DHQ Hospital Dr Muhammad Arif coordinated in sending an Ophthalmologist, Dr Zahid to check the eye sight of the participants.

The camp was heavily attended & it was maintained that more than 40 % of the drivers were not fit for driving public vehicles. The data was passed to the authorities.

Mr Sadiq appreciated the efforts of Emed for helping the authorities in screening the public vehicle drivers for various diseases & assured to take action on the results.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2012
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