Punjab Government To Launch An Air Ambulance Service.
The Punjab government will be launching an air ambulance service in the province and becomes the first one in the country.
The launching news of an air ambulance service is announced by CM Usman Buzdar, he said Punjab would be the first province to start the services. He added that the budget had been allocated for the air rescue service in the current financial year.
The chief minister made this announcement at the passing-out ceremony of 393 rescuers of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 73 of Koh-e-Suleman area of DG Khan at Emergency Services Academy, Thokar Niaz Beg.
CM said while addressing the ceremony that the government has increased the scope of rescue service to 86 tehsils, while the motorbike ambulance service has been extended to 27 districts. He lauded Rescue 1122 for rescuing the people in more than 9.6m emergencies.
CM said the rescuer’s service structure had been implemented to generate promotion opportunities and the government had given the status of an administrative department to Rescue 1122 while giving the powers of a secretary to its director-general.
Total 20,000 rescuers of Punjab and other federating units have completed their training from the academy.
CM also appealed to the participant to wear masks and follow SOP’s as it was in their interest to observe precautions in the fourth wave of the coronavirus.