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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

JPMC needs resources to meet bigger challenges


By Mukhtar Alam 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), the biggest public sector tertiary health care facility in Sindh, is in dire need of more resources to cope with the bigger challenges.

“The government health facilities are pretty good as far as the availability of trained staff is concerned, but they are weak in money. They need a lot of equipment and financial aid,” Dr Seemi Jamali, Executive Director, JPMC, reckoned. 

The JPMC authorities kept an eye closely on the issues relating to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) as it spread into Pakistan from the neighbouring countries. 

“We had taken it as a challenge and did a lot to in this regard in the preceding weeks. We kept modifying things on a daily basis after having vacated a whole block for such patients,” Dr Seemi Jamali stated. 

Talking about doctors and paramedical staff, she said that the juniors were being motivated on a daily basis. 

Earlier a team of the World Health Organization (WHO) had undertaken a visit to the JPMC to see the preparations and measures being employed to tackle Coronavirus. 

The WHO team, headed by their country representative in Pakistan, Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, expressed satisfaction over safety methods and screening systems employed at the healthcare centre for possible Coronavirus patients.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kalu Current and 6 drug traffickers killed in Shanti Nagar operation

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Police and Rangers carried out a joint operation in Shanti Nagar area near Dalmia and killed 7 members of drug and land mafias including a proclaimed drug trafficker Kalu Current in Shanti Nagar area near Dalmia.

Heavy cache of arms was also recovered and seized during the operation.

DIG East Ameer Shaikh told private News channel that a clash had been going on for the past four days between a group of drug trafficker headed by Kalu Current and land mafia group of Haji Aslam in which guns and hand grenades were heavily used.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers began operation against the clashing groups early Sunday morning during and performed door to door search in the area, recovering a large quantity of arms including hand grenades, police uniforms and number plates of vehicles.

During the operation, Kalu Current, a proclaimed drug trafficker of Shanti Nagar was killed along with his six accomplices. Their bodies were shifted to Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Center.

Over 50 suspects were also taken into custody during the crackdown against the drug mafia.

The road from National Stadium to Dalmia Road was closed for traffic when the operation was underway.

Home Minister Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza appreciated the successful operation conducted jointly by police and Rangers and announced Rs500,000 for the teams of police and Rangers who took part in the crackdown.

Friday, July 2, 2010

SHO Nasirul Hassan , guard killed in attack near German Chowk

SHO Nasirul Hassan
A station house officer (SHO) associated with the Brigade police, and his guard, were gunned down on Thursday night in an incident reported merely yards away from the cops’ station of responsibility.

SHO Nasirul Hassan and and Head Constable Khurram Butt had completed a round of snap checking and were on their way back to the police station when they were attacked, narrated Deputy Inspector-General (DIG)-South Iqbal Mehmood.

Around 10.05pm, however, some armed men riding on motorcycles intercepted their vehicle near German

Chowk — about 200 yards away from the Brigade police station — and opened fire at the two men, before fleeing the scene of crime.

Inspector Hassan and Head Constable Butt were taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where they were pronounced dead.
Relatives of SHO Nasirul Hassan mourning over his death.

The DIG said told The News that 48-year-old Hassan was one of the officers who had taken part in the Karachi operations during the decade of the 1990s.

Hassan had also conducted an operation against a gang of criminals in Lyari, and had worked under the now-defunct Lyari Task Force, the DIG said.

Mehmood said that more than 240 officers who had taken part in the Karachi operation of the 1990s had been killed so far, but none of their killers could be arrested.

The DIG said that the deceased had received multiple bullet wounds. He said that the assailants had used Kalashnikovs, TT and 9mm pistols.

The inspection of the vehicle of the deceased policemen was telling: about 10 bullets were fired through the front windshield, and a number of others through the side doors.

Inspector Nasirul Hassan, who hailed from Gujrat, left behind a widow and seven children.

In yet another incident of targeted killing, an activist of the banned religious outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) was gunned down in Khokrapar police limits.

Qari Noor Muhammad, 35, a Peshimam of a mosque, and his friend Muneer, also 35, received bullet wounds when four armed men riding on two motorcycles opened fire at them in Khokrapar No-2 while they were sitting outside the mosque.

After the incident, residents of the area and the police shifted the injured to JPMC, where Qari Noor Muhammad breathed his last.

According to the police, the deceased was an SSP activist, while the murder is believed to be a targeted assasination.

Later on, supporters of the SSP blocked the main road of the area, and ordered shop owners to close their businesses in protest against the killing.

However, the police and personnel of the Rangers rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.(TN)