He said the PRCS
had a sizable force of trained volunteers who are serving the humanity to the best of their capability.
He thanked the PRCS
chairman for launching the School Safety Programme, adding that, 'The lion's share of casualties in the 2005 earthquake were from collapsed school buildings and we really needed an initiative where students were enlightened on how to react to a natural disaster.'
Sardar Masood Khan expressed gratitude to PRCS
particularly its Azad Kashmir chapter for launching this disaster management project in the liberated territory.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has established the network of 18 Population Research Centres (PRCs
) spread over 17 major States/UTs, with the mandate to provide, inter alia, critical research based inputs related to the Health and Family Welfare programs and policies at the national and state levels.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of Japan had provided financial assistance of $ 71,501 to Pakistan Red Crescent Society last year for the transportation of four ambulances from Japan to Pakistan, installation of emergency, first aid equipment and training of PRCS
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Matsuda hoped that the addition of the four ambulances to the PRCS
' fleet would help them respond efficiently to any unexpected emergency in Rawalpindi and Islamabad and reach people in immediate need of first aid.
Reports had recently emerged in media that the PRCS
management wanted to accommodate a blue-eyed to the post and had also tailored the position objectives advertised for the post to match those with the qualification and experience of the person reportedly selected for the position.
He said the PRCS
was also distributing food parcels among 2,000 deserving families under the Ramadan Package in collaboration with the TRCS.
The delegation also visited different departments of PRCS
including Regional Blood Donor Center and Radio Room and appreciated the humanitarian work being undertaken by PRCS
, formerly Pampanga River Control District, was established in 1939.
Since early October, Israeli occupation forces have assaulted and directly targeted PRCS
' teams, either by firing bullets and canisters at them, or by beating them, or by pepper spraying them.
On the occasion of Eid, Ufone and PRCS
collaborated in an effort to provide food items to areas where floods devastated livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families reside in Chitral.