IMI Karachi Chapter organized a one-day “Disaster Management Training Program” for the scouts and volunteers on October 27, 2013 at Madinatul Ilm Imambargah.
Dr. Sajjad Naqvi, Director of Paraprofessional Affairs, IMI Karachi Pakistan, formally opened the workshop by welcoming all the delegates from different scout groups and gave an overview regarding the global and local activities of IMI and benefits of Disaster Management Trainings to the scout and community volunteers.
Dr. Ali Ammar Zaidi, covered an Introduction of Disasters and its types along with Triage, tackling important issues such as the type of patients to be handled on priority basis and Triage Tagging. This session was interactive, in which participants also played a role.
After this, Dr. Mudassir Laiq presented on Hospital Management in case of disaster. He discussed the problems which are faced by the doctors and hospital management in case of a disaster and how scouts play a significant role in that situation.
Next presentation was conducted by Dr. Farrukh Aftab on orientation of different types of bandages. He demonstrated on the audience, the types of bandages and their application. After the lectures the audience were divided into groups and hands on training was given, on the topics of CPR, Triangular Bandages, Roller Bandages, and Safe Patient Transportation from incident site to the hospital.
In conclusion, Dr. Aamir Askari awarded certificates to the participants and Certificate of Facilitation to Dr. Ghazanfar, Dr. Hasnain, Dr. Mustehsan, and Dr. Hasan Mustafa for conducting hands on sessions.