Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh Branch has organized a first aid camp during 2-days of Youm-e-Ashoor in Karachi.
The PRC-Sindh teams consisted of paramedical staff, trained first aid responders and emergency response force volunteers provided first aid to mourners in case of any untoward incident from 9th to 10th of Muharram.
PRC-Sindh Ambulances were also deployed in this regard.In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Provincial Secretary PRC-Sindh Kanwar Waseem said like every year, 2-day first aid camp was established at the Numaish Chowrangi.
He said medical team remained present in the camp to provide treatment to mourners of procession from morning till night, while 25 trained and experienced emergency response volunteers, paramedics and First Aiders of PRC headed by Emergency Response Officer (ERO) Zain-ul-Arfeen had also been put on high alert on the spot to deal with any untoward emergency situation.
“Our paramedical staff and volunteers have provided first aid to more than 300 mourners and also shifted 16 serious injured mourners to the nearest hospital in Red Crescent ambulances,” said PRC-Sindh ERO Arfeen.
“Our teams provided Oral Rehydration Solutions water and other juices to the fainted mourners to maintain their energy”, he added.
Provincial Secretary Kanwar Waseem appreciated the paramedical staff and volunteers for their dedication and providing humanitarian services everywhere to everyone without any discrimination.