Islamabad: Road Accidents could cause long-term stress affecting professional and personal relationships to eventually lead to depression, anxiety, and sleep problems, said Road Safety Expert Mohammad Shahid during exchange of views with the participants of Disaster Management Exhibition and Conference (DMEC 2015) held here at Islamabad.
The event was presided by Federal Minister for Health Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar while Director General of NHEPRN and other officials accompanied her. She was briefed that the conference has a track record of being held every year to raise the public safety and disaster management awareness among people. Mohammad Shahid, who is also chief of Road Safety First, also highlighted different awareness activities to make roads safe for all. This one-day exhibition and conference conducted by NHEPRN (National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network) with the collaboration of Government and non-governmental and private organizations. More than 20 exhibitors setup their stall for the general public to spread the word about self-safety and disaster management.
On the occasion, the Minister of Health Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar also distributed the appreciation certificates to the participants. Network for Human and Social Development (NHSD), Pakistan Emergency Response Learning Program (PERLP), Piffers Security and Karwan Development Foundation were the main organizers of the event while 1122, Hashoo Foundation, NRSP, Synergien, Mizas Consultants, Seed4Change and many others also represented their respected organization in the exhibition.
At the end of the event Dr Fauzia Mughees (coordinator NHSD) and Ali Reza (founder PERLP) thanked to the audience for making the event successful.