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.