A fire has engulfed the basement at Lahore’s Hameed Latif Hospital near Qaddafi Stadium.
Located on Ferozpur Road, Hameed Latif is one of the most advanced private healthcare facilities in the city that provides state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients suffering from diverse health problems.
Rescue 1122, the Fire department, authorities and other emergency crew are currently trying hard to contain and control fire in the hospital stores which is being fanned by Oxygen cylinders and cotton stocks in the basement.
Despite of a loss in hundreds of thousands of rupees, fortunately, no casualty or injury has so far been reported. Let’s hope the blaze is extinguished as soon as possible without causing any further physical, structural, or human loss.
Charity well spent speaks for itself and Imran Khan’s Shaukat Khannum Memorial Cancer Hospital is one place where you get to experience this at its best. There have been several instances where one has had a chance of interacting with people who paid only for the transporation from their native town or village to the hospital and rest of the expenses are being taken care of by the hospital management.
Only a few days back I had an opportunity of visiting their laboratory for some regular tests. There I met this charming young boy of not more than 12 years of age who was preparing for his surgery the very next day. Of what small chat we had, he appeared to be more worried about my blood tests instead of his own procedure. I sincerely hope and pray for his treatment being successful…
I wish I had known his name…
“Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in a desert.” Khalil Gibran
Photo Credit: AP Pakistan
Each year on March 24th, ‘World Tuberculosis Day’ is observed in 22 countries including Pakistan to commemorate the day in 1882 when Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. TB is as old as mankind and is the No. 1 infectious killer of adults in the world. While this disease is relatively subdued in the more developed countries, the number of people killed in other countries is alarming and mind boggling.The slogan for the day this year is “I Am Stopping TB”. The slogan is reflecting the reality that every one of us, the health leaders, the health workers, the patients, the family, and the community members has a role to do to stop TB.
The main objective of celebrating this day is to educate and inspire people to adopt a healthier lifestyle to prevent and cure Tuberculosis, “The Forgotten Killer” and achieve a happier and more productive life. As Tuberculosis or TB is curable with six-to-nine months treatment. But unfortunately it has been reported in Punjab, Pakistan that TB patients donot complete their treatment >>> unaware of the fact that it may then develop drug-resistant strains that take up to two years to treat with second-line drugs, often with severe side-effects. Some resistant strains are untreatable with any existing antibiotics.
According to a report one-third of the world’s population is currently infected with TB. About 60,000 TB patients die annually in Pakistan alone and another 2,00,000 are added to the number each year.
And now is the right time for all of us to unite and help WHO in spreading awareness how to prevent and cure this disease by organizing events, raising funds or by simply taking our prescribed medicine on time.
A sight so common now…
In efforts to make Pakistan a Polio Free Country – City District Government Lahore along with federal & aid agencies are running the campaign in the city. Mobile teams will go from door to door to make sure they vaccinate each kid in town. Please make sure all kids you know are availing this opportunity even if they had their personal vaccination in past month or so.
Incase mobile team doesn’t show up in your area, feel free to call toll free number i.e. 0800 12012 and report your area – a team would be dispatched immediately.
Yes,to our utter surprise the dengue virus spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito is back in town. According to The News, dengue virus takes the life of a woman and 29 more tested positive.
To prevent the spread of dengue fever, you must first prevent the breeding of its vector, the Aedes mosquitoes. The Aedes mosquito is easily identifiable by its distinctive black and white stripes on their body. It prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water easily found in our homes. You can get rid of the Aedes mosquito by frequently checking and removing stagnant water in your premises.
Use bednets, spray sufficient amount of Mortein Mosquito killer or a similar insecticide in your bedroom before going to bed, cover water jars if any, wear mosquiot repellent lotion, every other day change water in flower vases. Clean and scrub the inner sides of vases. Wash roots of flowers and plants thoroughly as mosquito eggs can stick to them easily and read this – Dengue facts to safeguard your family against this deadly fever.
This is amazing and I have nothing to say more, all you need is to visit www.medicare-lahore.org and great if you know a little Dutch.
@Main Market, Gulberg.