ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Monday
called for establishment of training institutions for effectively
tackling natural calamities and to minimise damages caused by
these incidents.
He was talking to a delegation from University of Dublin,
Ireland here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The President appreciated the cooperation of University of
Dublin in training of workers and building institutional capacities
of disaster management institutions in Pakistan.
He expressed the hope that Ireland would continue extending
such cooperation in future as well.
The President said Pakistan needs trained medical staff and
workers to adequately meet and tackle the challenges of natural
disasters and new diseases.
He appreciated the efforts of Dr. Saeed Elahi of PRCS and
directed for concerted efforts to effectively handle natural
Dr. Saeed Elahi, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS)
was also present on the occasion.
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, 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.