It’s that season in Islamabad.
For those like me who are mildly allergic to pollen grains, or their allergy is quite substantive – take good care of your health.
The season has started!
Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to construct two dams in order to check the silting in Rawal Lake.
Chief Commissioner Islamabad Kamran Lashari has directed all the concerned departments to take concrete and effective steps for the conservation of Rawal Lake, protection of environment and improving the quality of water of Rawal Lake and making the surrounding and catchment areas of Rawal Lake pollution free.
The task has been assigned to the concerned officials to select the targets groups in the catchment areas of Rawal Lake for creating awareness among them regarding protection of the environment and improving the climatic and ecological conditions of the area.
Kamran Lashari has also stressed that beauty of Rawal Lake View Park should also be maintained with proper cleanliness arrangements in place.
CDA has been also asked by ICT to immediately start construction of two sewerage treatment plants, one in Noor Pur Shahan and other at Bani Gala to collect and treat the sewerage water generated from Noor Pur Shahan, Malpur, Bani Gala and Bhara Kau.
Solid waste management sites in the catchment areas had been identified and arrangements were being made by each agency for proper disposal of waste and garbages.
A model solid waste management system had been introduced in Bhara Kau by the ICT Administration and big containers had been placed at different places in the area for collection of garbage and its safe disposal.
It has been also decided that Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency would restart legal action against those causing pollution in the catchment and surrounding areas of Rawal Lake and regular monitoring would be carried out in area so that Rawal Lake and its tributaries remain pollution free.
Source: Pakistan Times
That something of the sort also happened to us a few years back. Our fellow Pakistanis need our help now, lets coordinate and help however we can. See the the dismal situation of the devastation caused by the monsoon rains.
Most of you might have seen the pictures already, but there should be a post from IMB demonstrating that this is grievous and our sympathies are with those affected. May these testing times end and life comes back to normal.
We hear and read of accidents that take place around the country that have been mishandled in either hospitals or by the police. Not many of us are aware of the Injured Persons Bill that was passed by the National Assembly way back in 2003-4 and which had been passed as the law by Parliament on March 1, 2006.
The government is planning to set up two paediatric surgery centres in the twin cities. One would be set up at the Armed Forces institute of cardiology Rawalpindi and the other at PIMS( Pakistan institute of medical sciences). Health secretary Anwar Mehmood at the symposium at PIMS said that:
The paediatric cardiac surgery had not been given the importace it deserved and as such no major institution had been developed until now.
Mr Mehmood reiterated his ministry’s resolve to establish a health city in Chak Shahzad where some big institution like Federal University of Health Sciences and Sheikh Zayed Hospital are likely to come up.
Very soon Islamabad would become a major healthcare centre,
The government of the United Arab Emirates will built a new hospital in the federal capital to provide best health services to the citizens.
Secretary health Syed Anwar Mahmood said that the government has offered land at the National Institute of Health NIH in Chack Shahzad for the construction of the hospital in response to UAE’s offer.
He also said that government is implementing expansion plan of PIMS and PolyClinic to provide better medical services.
First it was Lahore. Now the Capital is not far behind to catch up. CDA will start an emergency ambulance service for the residents of the Fedral Capital today. The ambulance service, to be manned by qualified doctors and para-medical staff, would be on call round the clock for any emergency in the Capital City. 8 out of 16 ambulance services to be used have arrived in Islamabad.
I am glad.
I have done some post earlier on Islamabad Metblogs describing the Invasive Alien Plants in the Margallas. One of these is the Paper Mulberry that’s the cause of many of the allergies around. To top it out, the allergy season is just around the corner. With the advent of spring, which is season and symbol for good tidings, harmful pollen would be in the air soon. Now, as spring is around the corner, medical and health authorities need to take preventive measures before having to take emergency measures. To find out more, you can go to this
In my earlier post I discussed about the PIMS Tower update. Well word has it now that Prime Minister is going to lay the foundation stone of the 16 storey medical tower on Monday 22 January (Today). The tower would be completed in a time of 3 years with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.3 billion. Let’s hope this is a significant step towards improvement of health facilities in Islamabad