LAHORE, January 25: Rescue 1122 service has crossed another milestone as Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar formally launched this service in 79 tehsils of the province.
A ceremony was held at CM’s Office to hand over the new 22 ambulances’ keys to emergency officers of 11 tehsils by the CM in the first phase. Initially, Rescue 1122 service has been started in Sharqpur Sharif, Safdarabad, NarangMandi, NowsheraVirkan, Nurpur, Quaidabad, KahrorPakka, RenalaKhurd, PindiBhattian, Darya Khan and JalalpurPirwala tehsils. A tehsil-level rescue station would comprise two ambulances and a 29-member staff.
The CM said new ambulances have been provided for timely delivery of emergency services as new rescue stations have been built in 79 tehsils and towns. Emergency services would be started in these tehsils by June, he added. To further streamline the emergency services, a service structure has also been devised for rescuers to get promotions, he noted. Punjab will be the first province to introduce a rescue air ambulance service and this would give emergency medical assistance a new identity as rescue air ambulance service would extend the scope to remote areas. Every life is precious and timely treatment is the right of every person, the CM underscored. Provincial Ministers Raja Basharat, Mian Khalid Mahmood, MNAs SanaullahMastikhel and Shaukat Bhatti, SACM HasaanKhawar, secretary information, DG Rescue 1122 and others were also present.-PR