Bilawal launches Sindh People’s Ambulance Service

Staff Reporter

Chairman of Pakistan People Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the Sindh government has realized the dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto by launching state-of-art Sindh Peoples Ambulance service to improve health services in Thatta and Sujawal.
This he said while addressing the launching ceremony of Sindh Peoples Ambulance Service for Thatta and Sujawal here at the Banquet Hall of CM House today.
He said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the first women prime minister of Pakistan and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto always worked to provide best services in every sector to the marginalized segment of the society.
He added that the Sindh government by launching the ambulance service in partnership with Aman Foundation has actually materialized the dream of our shaheed leadership.
The chairman said that the over 200 local people of Thatta and Sujawal have been trained to provide emergency health service in their respective areas. This is the beginning of a new era under which the poor people of Thatta and Sujawal would be able to transport their patients to any suitable health facility which the Sindh government has established and improved in the surrounding areas.The service will later be expanded to other cities also, said the PPP leader, recalling her grand father and founder of PPP late Mr Bhutto had dedicated his life to the service of the people, have- nots especially.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said former President Asif Zardari was the architect of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Sindh. “When he had taken over as President of Pakistan he had guided the Sindh government (him as finance minister) to launch mega projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode because the provincial government had meager resources to take them up,” he said. The Sindh government in private partnership of Aman Foundation has launched Sindh Peoples Ambulance Service with calling code of 1036 in sujawal and Thatta. Some 206 locals have been hired, trained and deployed to provide emergency health service to the people of two districts, Thatta and Sujawal.
The service has been started with 25 ambulances equipped with basic life support. Out of 25 ambulances 12 have been given to Thatta and 10 to Sujawal and three have been kept in back up. The operating expenditures of the service would be around Rs268.31 million.