The Aman Foundation, in collaboration with the Edhi Foundation, has initiated the annual Edhi Award for Pre-hospital Care. The ceremony for the first award is being held on the 14th of December, 2016, at Pearl Continental Hotel. The award aims to recognize the efforts and courage of pre-hospital care staff, and aims to carry forward the legacy of Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi.
It will be presented to one employee each from the pre-hospital care staff of the Edhi Foundation and the Aman Foundation. In the coming years, other ambulance services in Sindh and across other parts of Pakistan, may be included in its fold. In addition to the Award, the winners will also receive a small cash prize to appreciate their commitment towards saving lives.
The Edhi Foundation and Aman Foundation presented three nominees each from their respective pre-hospital care staff. The criteria for judgement was established after careful deliberation by an impartial Jury. The medical personnel who were nominated have showcased acts of utmost bravery and compassion at work, and have gone above and beyond the call of duty to save a life.
The criteria stated that values that Abdul Sattar Edhi embodied must have consistently been reflected by the person – Values like unconditional and non-discriminatory service, empathy, desire to serve and compassion.