LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Friday approved a summary allowing launch of air-ambulance service in Punjab.

The Rescue 1122 will release a tender for starting air-ambulance service.

The chief minister approved the summary at a meeting at his office which was attended by SACM Hasaan Khawar, ACS, P&D chairman, Rescue 1122 DG and others.

While directing to complete the spadework without delay, the chief minister instructed to complete the hiring of pilot and staff as soon as possible. The air-ambulance service would be equipped with necessary medical equipment, paramedics and rescuer to save lives. This most modern air-ambulance facility would also be able to land on and take off from highways and motorways to transfer patients from remote areas to teaching and specialised hospitals for treatment.

Similarly, those injured in road accidents would be airlifted to hospitals nearby without delay.

Earlier, the chief minister was briefed that extended rescue services would be started at 86 tehsils while the delivery of 249 new ambulances would start next month.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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