President Dr Arif Alvi has called for developing an integrated network to effectively respond to the victims of national disasters and help prevent various diseases.
He emphasized the need to train the students at schools and college levels in administering first aid during any incidents and natural calamities.
The President was chairing a meeting of Managing Body of Pakistan Red Crescent Society at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The meeting was attended by the members of the Managing Body, including Abrar ul Haq, Asif Bajwa, Dr. Irshad Muhammad and Brig (R) Dr. Mowadat Hussain Rana and other senior government officials.
Highlighting the importance of first aid, the President said that the provision of first aid could help check the casualties turning from bad to worse. Timely medical intervention could help save 59% of the lives, he added.
Chairman PRCS Abrar ul Haq briefed the meeting about the role of PRCS in serving the humanity during the crises.