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Urdu in Pakistan


Emergencies

Go to the consulate or embassy for help in an emergency that might involve the police. Do not try to take care of the matter on your own. Always hold on to your passport and other valuables. There is a large black market for passports so be especially on guard and never give your passport over to anyone, even someone who appears to be a person in authority. In case of fire, the local fire brigade should be called.
For non-life-threatening illness it is often possible to go directly to the pharmacist to get medicine. Prescriptions are not needed and the pharmacist will suggest something based on symptoms. One can also ask the pharmacist for specific drugs. If a doctor is needed, ask hosts or hotel staff for help in locating one. Normally one calls ahead and makes an appointment. If emergency care is needed call a local hospital. Many hospitals have emergence services and also run their own ambulances.

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  • "Help me!"
    (literally means: "Rescue me)
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  • "I am seriously ill."
    (appropriate for something like a high fever, severe diarrhea, etc.)
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  • "I am dying."
    (male speaker, appropriate for heart attacks, strokes, etc.)
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  • "I am dying."
    (female speaker, appropriate for heart attacks, strokes, etc.)
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  • "Fire!"

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