KARACHI - Motorcycle squads would be formed by the police to help check the activities of criminals during traffic jams at various roads in the metropolis.
This was stated by the inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari, in a meeting during a visit to the Export Processing Zone.
The roads would be identified which are affected by the traffic jams and patrolling would be undertaken by deploying the motorcycle squads. The IGP directed that in the industrial and commercial areas of the metropolis additional police personnel be deployed and security of the businessmen and traders be ensured.
CATARACT CASES REGISTERED: Peoples from all age groups are reporting with cataracts in Karachi, that if not removed in time and through due surgical care can cause blindness among the concerned patients, said an official of Prevention of Blindness Trust (POB-Pakistan) on Friday.
To address the situation POB in coordination with Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) conducted nine different eye care camps in the city, during the current month, and identified more than 200 patients in urgent need of cataract removal surgery. These patients, pertaining to low income groups, will be operated upon for cataracts through latest surgical procedure commonly known as “Phaco Emulsification,” at Adamjee Hospital, Adamjee Nagar on Sunday. POB official giving details of these eye care and screening camps said the one held at Agra Taj Colony was visited by 650 patients with different eye related complaints and 102 were found to be in need of cataract removal surgery. Another 113 people reported at Bhains Colony and these included 30 who had cataract. 120 people were attended at the camp conducted in Yousuf Arfani Goth with 26 screened to be in need of the surgery.
Sixty five visited the POB and PIMA eye screening camp at Pehalwan Goth including 17 in need of the surgery whereas of the 130 people who were screened at the eye camp in Akhter Colony 33 had cataract. The Hazara Colony camp was visited by 115 people and 20 of them needed the required surgical procedure as compared to 30 of the 56 people who got their eyes screened at the Mehmoodabad camp.
Prior to the camps held in October seven other camps were held in September at Gazdarabad and surrounding localities and 53 patients were identified to be in need of cataract surgery.
Each of these identified cases would be provided, free of charge, all needed medical and surgical support, said the POB official.
He said that all genuine cases with limited resources to meet their surgical needs for cataract or other eye related conditions can contact POB for needed assistance.