Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Express TribuneThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday handed over medical equipment worth Rs16.2 million to the health department in Balochistan. During a ceremony, Dr Masood Qadir Nosherwani, Director General Health Services received the equipment from Jean-Luc Siblot, the WFP representative in Pakistan. Siblot said, “During 2013, we are investing in the nutrition department to overcome food security situation and malnutrition problem.” He said that WFP has also trained over 1,400 staff of the health department and NGO partners in managing supplementary feeding and in commodity management. The current donation of equipment includes blood pressure apparatus, delivery tables, oxygen cylinders, infant scales, and furniture for patients and staff.
GEO TVThirteen children were injured when fire broke out in a private school located in Nothia area of Peshawar Thursday morning, Geo News reported. According to sources, fire started to engulf the classrooms of a private school due to short circuit that occurred in a mobile tower fixed within the school boundary. As a result of blaze, thirteen children received burn injuries who have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment. Fire brigades and rescue teams reached the site soon after getting the news.