Analyzing Karachi’s Emergency Response Services

Scaring and Eye-Opener Facts:

It was disheartening, eye-opener but very interesting & informative read in the last few days. The #research was conducted in #Karachi with public & private #hospitals partnership. The results are:

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1- Only 1 in a 100 people in #Pakistan survive a #cardiac arrest, one of the deadliest types of #medical #emergencies, according to the findings.

2- 7 out of 10 cardiac arrests happen at #home, a statistic that points to the importance of family members and #bystanders being #trained to provide immediate #CPR to their loved ones and community members.

3- They also found that immediate CPR by bystanders only took place in 1 in 10 cases: a statistic that greatly increases the likelihood of #death.

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4- Karachi, which is estimated to need 200 fully-equipped #ambulances, has just 60 ambulances that can prevent #mortality from cardiac arrest.

5- Researchers also noted that 93% of ambulance staff DID NOT CONDUCT CPR on the way to #hospital.

6- They also admitted that pre-hospital care and #emergency response services are still in their initial early stages in Karachi.

7- #Survival rates from cardiac arrests in the developing world are at least ten times higher than Pakistan.

8- Every home across the country should have a person trained in conducting CPR.

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9- They also emphasized on the telephone-CPR initiatives, where helpline operators advised laymen on how to perform CPR, also helped boost the chances of survival.

10- Furthermore, they highlighted that #Pakistan should also set up a single 911 type number that will #help #dispatch an ambulance with #defibrillators and #paramedics #trained in CPR in cases of cardiac arrest.

Where do you stand, if you live in Karachi?



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About Faisal Javed Mir

Faisal Javed Mir is Occupational Health and Safety Professional, having 15+ years of profound experience in training and consultancy. He has knowledge, skills, experience, tools, proven history and confidence to deliver what is required by the valued clients. He is teaching First Aid since 2006 and certified by MEDIC First Aid International of United States for many first aid certification programs. He is the only Instructor-Trainer by MEDIC First Aid and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) in Pakistan.
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