Medical Alerts

Plan To Grow More Trees In Karachi Still Not Implemented

Pakistanis have seen and experienced the consequences of deforestation and cutting down of trees. Heat waves continue to affect numerous residents in Karachi. However, the government had taken the responsibility to plant millions of trees to help reduce these adverse weather conditions. After a heat wave killed approximately 1,300 in the previous year, the government […]

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MONITORING TEAMS FORMED TO CHECK HEATSTROKE MEASURES

Karachi—Provincial minister health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Sindh government has taken concrete steps to counter the on-going heat wave and the more to come in June as well. This he said while presiding over a meeting in Sindh secretariat here. All DHOs of Karachi, Medical Superintendents of public sector hospitals, Commissioner Karachi, […]

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Helping animals beat the heat during heatwaves

KARACHI: Safari Park administration have brought a major change in their water supply after they laid a canal water system that now supplies water to almost every cage of the zoo, in order to help the animals stay cool during intense heatwaves. Speaking about the new water supplying system, the park’s additional director Dr Kazim Hussain […]

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Karachi readies graves, hospitals, in case heat wave hits again

KARACHI: Pakistani grave digger Shahid Baloch is taking no chances. Like many people in the port city of Karachi, he was caught out by the severity of last summer’s heat wave which killed more than 1,300 people, and has hired a digger to excavate three elongated trenches big enough for 300 bodies. “Thanks to God, we […]

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Graves, foundations and hospitals get ready in Karachi

KARACHI: A grave digger in Karachi that was caught up last summers when the heat wave killed more than 1,300 people, has hired a digger to dig elongated trenches that have a space to bury 100 people each. Baloch is 28 years old and he works along with his other three brothers in Karachi cemetery […]

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