CITY: (Road accidents may cause long-term stress: Safety expert)


ISLAMABAD: Road Accidents could cause long-term stress affecting professional and personal relationships to eventually lead to depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.

This was said by the Road Safety Expert Mohammad Shahid during exchange of views with the participants of Disaster Management Exhibition and Conference (DMEC- 2015) held here on Wednesday.

The event was presided over by federal minister for Health 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, highlighted different awareness activities to make roads safe for all. The one-day exhibition and conference was conducted by NHEPRN (National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network) with the collaboration of government and non-governmental and private organizations.

Over 20 exhibitors setup their stall for the general public to spread the word about self-safety and disaster management. On the occasion, the 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 and many others also represented their respected organization in the exhibition.

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