PIMS to re­main on high alert


Air Mar­shal Kolitha Aravinda Gu­natilleke, Com­man­der of Sri Lanka Air Force be­ing briefed dur­ing his visit to Air De­fence Com­mand, Pak­istan Air Force. the Del­e­ga­tion was re­ceived by Air Vice Mar­shal Syed Furqan Ahmad Zaidi, Air Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing, Air De­fence Com­mand, Pak­istan Air Force. The Del­e­ga­tion at­tended a brief­ing on the work­ing of Air De­fence Com­mand and also vis­ited Air De­fence Op­er­a­tion Cen­tre.

—A del­e­ga­tion of Sri Lanka Air Force headed by Air Mar­shal Kolitha Aravinda Gu­natilleke, Com­man­der of Sri Lanka Air Force vis­ited Air De­fence Com­mand, Pak­istan Air Force. On their ar­rival,

Vice Chan­cel­lor, Sha­heed Zul­fiqar Ali Bhutto Med­i­cal Univer­sity, Pak­istan In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences (PIMS) Prof Javed Akram on Fri­day is­sued a no­ti­fi­ca­tion declar­ing high alert till De­cem­ber 1 in the wake of Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf (PTI) pub­lic gath­er­ing. Ac­cord­ing to PIMS me­dia co­or­di­na­tor, Dr Waseem Khawaja, nine teams have been con­sti­tuted, com­pris­ing nine mem­bers each, who will per­form du­ties in the hos­pi­tal dur­ing high alert.

He said each team will be headed by a pro­fes­sor, who will be the team leader be­sides one co­or­di­na­tor and seven mem­bers.

He said that teams are des­ig­nated as med­i­cal emer­gency co­or­di­na­tion teams. Prof Ja­mal Za­far, Prof Shazia Khan, Prof Rauf Ni­azi, Prof Shahid Nawaz Ma­lik, Prof Rizwan Qazi, Prof. Mo­ham­mad Ir­shad, Prof Imtiaz Mas­roor, Prof Nadeem Akhter and Prof Am­jad Chaudhry will be lead­ing their teams as per duty rota.

Ad­min­is­tra­tor PIMS Dr Altaf Hus­sain will be the fo­cal per­son and op­er­a­tional in­charge of all the re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to man­age­ment of ma­jor emer­gen­cies.

On re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion from the con­cerned quarters, Dr Altaf Hus­sain will an­nounce emer­gency and dis­as­ter man­age­ment plan ac­ti­va­tion in pims, and all the teams will takeover and start per­form­ing their des­ig­nated re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in emer­gency.

He said that ma­jor emer­gen­cies will be man­aged by des­ig­nated med­i­cal emer­gency co­or­di­na­tion teams de­ployed in three shifts. The teams will co­or­di­nate the ac­tiv­i­ties through des­ig­nated co­or­di­na­tion of­fice and will re­main phys­i­cally present there in dur­ing the rel­e­vant shifts.

Team leader will as­sign du­ties to the mem­bers of the rel­e­vant emer­gency teams and clin­i­cal teams. The clin­i­cal teams will pro­vide med­i­cal and sur­gi­cal treat­ment to the emer­gency pa­tients.

The co­or­di­na­tor will re­spon­si­ble for over­all co­or­di­na­tion and fa­cil­i­ta­tion of non clin­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties and will en­sure prompt man­age­rial and lo­gis­tic support to all teams, Dr Khawaja said.

Walk in pa­tients will be regis­tered in spe­cial emer­gency counter where NIC card and other de­tails of pa­tients will be regis­tered. Se­ri­ous and crit­i­cal ill pa­tients will be regis­tered in their re­spected wards and ICUs by mo­bile reg­is­tra­tion team.

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