Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that those undergoing medical examinations in London cannot understand the difficulties faced by people living in impoverished areas like Mianwali.
He said this while addressing the foundation-laying ceremony of various projects in Isa Khel and launching the City of Knowledge work at the Namal Institute.
“How do people whose children live in London and they have their health checked there will understand the problems of people living in Mianwali,” he said.
While indirectly referring to PML-N’s focus on Lahore and several other cities, the prime minister said the countries would not prosper if all the money was spent on one or two cities.
“We need to bring everyone together.”
“I understand the problem of ordinary people here, which is why we launched the Rs3 billion scheme which will provide water to almost all union councils in the area,” he said.
PM Imran said that most of the requests he usually gets from the public are about water scarcity and FIR registration.
These are the basic needs of society that must be met.
The prime minister said he appointed Chief Minister Usman Buzdar because he had a better understanding of the problems of the local population.
He said the government is focusing on providing basic facilities for citizens to live in the region, including health and education infrastructure. He said a new system had been developed to ensure the presence of doctors at hospitals in remote areas.
The prime minister said the government wanted to turn the police into a dynamic force protecting a weak segment of society.
He directed the Inspector General of Police to ensure that ordinary people were treated fairly at the police station.
PM Imran stressed the need for a knowledge economy, which means it is important to put the country on the path of progress and development.
He is optimistic that Pakistan will emerge as a strong country in the midst of the nation and Naya Pakistan’s dream will come true.
He also appreciated the support he got from Isa Khel’s people while he was a nobody in politics.
Polish medical biologist Maciej Tarkowski of Milan was awarded the Knight’s Cross by Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday for his services in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a ceremony at the presidential palace, Tarkowski told PAP that those who were differentiated represented everyone involved in fighting the pandemic. “My thoughts are on the people in Poland who are fighting the coronavirus,” he added.
Distinction is given to doctors and medical personnel, researchers and other citizens for their valuable services during the epidemic crisis in Italy.
The medical biologist from Poland is a member of the research team from the Sacco hospital in Milan and the local university, which isolated the Italian strain of coronavirus from patients from the city of Codogno in Lodi province in Lombardy, where the first cases of infection entered. Italy was confirmed on February 20.
MANSEHRA: Mustafa Trust Karachi, with financial assistance from the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, is holding a free medical camp in the Dodial area where more than 5,000 people are examined and given medication.
“We have also examined SOS village children in addition to treating more than 5,000 patients in several villages,” Hanif Gohar, vice president of the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, told reporters at the end of the medical camp on Monday. He said 25 doctors, mostly from Karachi, examined patients at the two-day camp. “I will build a modern 200-bed hospital in Dodial as part of the 55 earth canals have been cleared for this purpose here in Dodial and construction work will begin soon,” said Gohar.
The parliamentary secretary for water resources, MNA Saleh Mohammad Khan, also visited the camp and praised the services of Mustafa Trust Karachi and the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce. The provincial minister for local government, Akbar Ayub Khan, also visited the camp and called it a great service to the local population.
COVID-19 and mental health: The war on two fronts for the Pacific
Op-Ed by Vincent Ochilet, Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation in the Pacific
On October 10, many people around the world will mark Mental WorldHealthDay with the aim of raising awareness of mental health problems. World Mental Health Day is a day set aside globally for mental health awareness and education and is celebrated annually through various events and programs. This year (like most 2020s), it’s been great. Two public health crises collide: the coronavirus and the mental health epidemic. The first triggered a record-breaking spike of the second.
There are indications that the coronavirus has affected everyone around the world in some way, with more than 36 million people infected and more than one million people losing their lives. To make matters worse, this pandemic threatens not only physical but psychological health as well, with experts warning that this will indicate an increase in the suicide rate.
Health experts have dubbed this the “perfect storm”, warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have “a profound and pervasive impact” on mental health globally as billions of people struggle to cope with isolation and anxiety. Undoubtedly, the world is facing a time of unprecedented uncertainty and many people will have to make changes to the way they live their lives as a result of the coronavirus, which adds to its impact on people’s mental well-being. Mental health experts are concerned that the increasing combination of death, illness, unemployment and uncertainty is fueling the global mental health crisis as the pandemic continues.
In conflict zones, the effects of the lockdown restrictions, coupled with the scarcity of existing water and health services, are forcing people to flee to already overcrowded refugee camps. Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Robert Mardini said more than one in five people living in conflict zones experience some kind of mental health condition; that’s three times more than the general global population. He went on to emphasize that, “for thousands of people affected by armed conflict, the pandemic has exacerbated their psychological distress. On top of concerns about health and wellness, the combined effects of lockdowns, the absence of social interactions, social channels, and economic disruptions are increasingly disrupting mental health and access to care. “
Here in the Pacific, the ICRC funds communication programs for 12 National Red Cross Societies – those in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. This funding enables these Red Cross Societies to develop and disseminate key messages on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) on social media and throughout their communities.
The ICRC has identified a specific need for message delivery and MHPSS support services for those affected by COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea (PNG). From January to September this year, the ICRC provided MHPSS training and other support services to more than 335 people in PNG, equipping them with knowledge on how to provide support to those affected by COVID-19 in their respective communities. The ICRC is the first to carry out the MHPSS action in PNG to address the mental health and psychosocial needs of people affected by violence, including sexual violence, in connection with inter-tribal fighting. However, in the current pandemic, we have seen that there is a need to expand this MHPSS messaging and support to those affected by COVID-19.
Charlotte Blackman, our MHPSS delegation based in Mount Hagen, PNG’s West Highlands Province, said that there were already many rumors about the corona virus circulating in the community. This was made worse by news of more cases in the capital, Port Moresby. These all add to the challenges health workers already face. Charlotte has observed that “the levels of fear and anxiety are much higher, and I think with healthcare workers, who will be at the forefront, this will be a very significant mental health challenge for them – both dealing with your own emotions because when you yourself are stressed , it’s much harder to deal with other people’s emotions. “
Concerns around the impacts of climate change also no doubt continue to impact the mental health of Pacific Islanders. Psychological stress can arise from environmental problems, lack of confidence in the future and even the potential to be displaced from their islands due to the effects of climate change. Again, this is exacerbated by the threat of COVID-19 and related changes. Although the number of COVID-19 cases in Pacific countries is limited, the economic impact of the pandemic is causing significant pressure in small island nations whose economies are heavily dependent on tourism and remittances. In September, Fiji’s Ministry of Health confirmed that about 90 Fijians have died from suicide this year while there have been 82 suicide attempts, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a pandemic causing extraordinary levels of stress and suffering in communities around the world, this year’s World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for us to highlight the importance of MHPSS, and the need for everyone to be able to access that support and care. they need.
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“The appalling Abortion Legislation Act passed in March 2020 is too extreme and publicly debated,” said Hannah Tamaki, Leader of the New Zealand Vision Party. “Under the guise of Covid, when most New Zealanders are gripped by fear and uncertainty, this Labor government, along with other Political Parties, is secretly pushing for the world’s most extreme abortion law. Apart from violating our democratic rights, and ignoring 90% of opposing submissions and petitions, it was also canceled almost overnight. “
“Most New Zealanders are still naively unaware of how radical and dangerous these abortion laws are, including:
• Late abortion can now be performed for up to 9 months
• No medical assistance will be provided to any infant who survives the horrors of attempted abortion
• Sex based abortion is now possible, allowing unwanted gender preferences to be undone
• Telephone abortion pills can be prescribed by one doctor, allowing abortion at home “
Hannah Tamaki gave the New Zealand public, who was strongly opposed to this Kill Bill, the opportunity to act on this “Stain on Our Nation,” by releasing the following principles of Kill Bill Capeal’s policy:
Vision New Zealand will:
1. Repeal the entire ‘Abortion Legislation Act (2020)’, and make Vision New Zealand a non-negotiable deal breaker in coalition negotiations
2.Voting against the ‘Contraception, Sterilization and Abortion (Safe Area)’ Amendment Bill currently in parliament
3. Ensure free contraception is available for women of all ages
4. Set up the ‘Mana Wahine Pregnancy & Adoption Agency’ which will provide support for women, every step of the way, through pregnancy, through childbirth, and up to the placement of adopted children with new Kiwi families, so that women are supported not to need an abortion.
5. Give each woman a Push Gift of $ 3,000 during childbirth. This is in recognition of the sacrifices and efforts that go into growing a human for nine months and then giving birth. While a beautiful baby is quite a gift, if there is anyone who deserves to be spoiled, it is the woman who recently gave birth.
Hannah said “250,000 Votes for the New Zealand Vision will be ‘Your Voice’. The Party That Voted the New Zealand Vision Assures This Revocation Is Real! “
Hannah also said, “Voting for Vision New Zealand will ensure your conscience is completely clear and we can be counted as standing up and choosing to protect the most precious Taonga, the Unborn Baby in the Womb!”
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