PR No.9 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that establishment of training institutions for effectively facing the natural calamities is need of the hour so that damages occurring as a result of such incidents could be contained.

The President said this while talking to an Irish Delegation from University of Dublin at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabadon Monday. Dr. Saeed Elahi, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) was also present on the occasion.

The President appreciated the cooperation of University of Dublin in training of workers and building institutional capacities of disaster management institutions in Pakistan and hoped that Ireland would continue extending such cooperation in future as well. The President stated that Pakistan needs trained medical staff and workers to adequately meet the challenges of natural disasters and new diseases. In this regard, PRCS under the leadership of Dr. Saeed Elahi is rendering commendable services, remarked the President. The President directed to make such activities more effective.

The Irish delegation comprised, among others, Professor Gerard Bury, Dean, Head of Immediate Care Department University College Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Shane Knox, Director Medical Education for Pre-hospital Emergency Care Dublin, Mr. Macartan Hughes, Director Medical Education, National Ambulance Services College Dublin, Dr. Junaid Sarfaraz Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences, Lahore and Dr, Khurram Shahzad, representative of overseas Pakistanis.