Health department ensures best healthcare for survivors of Hazara Express crash incident

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Officials from the health department have affirmed that comprehensive healthcare services are being offered to the survivors of the tragic Hazara Express crash near Sarhari Railway Station in the Sanghar district on Sunday. Providing insights into the unfortunate incident, health authorities shared that their teams, led by Additional Director General Health Sindh, Dr. Pir Ghulam Hussain, have been actively managing rescue, relief, and other operations for the past two days.

Informing about the grim outcome, officials conveyed that the accident resulted in the loss of 30 passengers on the ill-fated train. They revealed that the bodies of 28 victims had been transported to their respective families in different parts of the country using ambulances. Additionally, they disclosed that two bodies remained unidentified and were currently placed in the hospital mortuary.

The authorities elaborated that 39 injured passengers are still receiving treatment, with most of them in stable condition. The medical teams, comprised of doctors and paramedics, at the Peoples Medical Hospital Nawabshah are providing them with the best possible healthcare facilities. Furthermore, three of the injured individuals have been transferred to the Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences in Jamshoro, where they are receiving necessary medical attention under the supervision of health officials.

When contacted, Additional Director General Health, Pir Ghulam Hussain, shared that 36 passengers with minor injuries have been discharged from various hospitals after receiving the required medical care. Dr. Pir Ghulam Hussain commended the collaborative and dedicated efforts of the Pakistan Army, Rangers, 1122 emergency service, and the police in promptly rescuing stranded passengers and facilitating their transfer to hospitals.

The tragic Hazara Express crash claimed the lives of at least 30 individuals and left nearly 70 others injured, as 10 bogies of the train derailed due to reasons that are yet to be specified.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at hanifsamoon@gmail.com