Rescue 1122 Free Motorbike Ambulance Service Update: Punjab’s emergency service, Rescue 1122 with the efforts of Punjab Government has launched free Rescue 1122 Free Motorbike Ambulance Service in the Punjab province.
The Rescue 1122 Free Motorbike Ambulance Service is initially being launched in Lahore only and will then phase out to the nine divisional headquarters of the province.
Former member of Scottish parliament Hanzala Malik handed over keys of ten motorbike ambulances to Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
Speaking on this occasion Shahbaz Sharif said:
“Punjab government is taking practical steps for improvement of the healthcare system.”
“Motorbike Ambulance Service will help reach the patients in narrow streets and tight corners.”
Shahbaz Sharif said the technicians who have been hired for Rescue 1122 Free Motorbike Ambulance Service have been trained on modern lines in Turkey and the service is another feather in the cap of medical emergency services.
He thanked the Turkish government for its support to the Punjab government for launching the Rescue 1122 Free Motorbike Ambulance Service .
Sharif congratulated Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer, saying the project materialised in just six to seven months.
At this moment, the trained Rescue 1122 officials performed a practical demonstration of rescuing an injured person.
Rescue officials are being recruited for the respective purpose. With this quick response service, people will get rapid relief in which the rescue workers will reach location of accident to provide medical aid.
The Chief Minister paid a visit to the control room of motorbike ambulances service center. The new ambulance service comprises 900 motorbikes while 900 medical technicians have been inducted for the motorbike ambulance service. It will be available in nine divisions of the province.
Three hundred motorbike ambulances will be provided in Lahore division while one hundred each in Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad divisions and fifty each in Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions.
The idea for the service was derived from the UK, Turkey and Japan based models.