Rescue 1122 revamped for quality emergency services: CM

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Says air rescue service will also be started for remote, difficult areas soon

Amraiz Khan

Under the leadership of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, new ambulances have been provided to Rescue 1122 with an amount of Rs1.5 billion besides introduction of important institutional reforms to provide world-class emergency services to the public.

“Rescue 1122 has been revamped and emergency services delivery is being launched in 86 more tehsils of the province this year”, the chief minister declared and added that a motorbike ambulance service is planned in 27 districts while an air rescue service will also be started for remote, difficult areas, he added.

Sardar Usman Buzdar regretted that important matters remained pending due to avoiding the meeting of Punjab Emergency Council for ten years in the previous tenure and new ambulances were not provided after 2015 and all.

The CM said the PTI government has devised a service structure for rescuers through the Punjab Emergency Service (Amendment) Act, 2021 as the rescuers were deprived of the benefits of service structure for the last 15 years.

The government has given the status of a department to emergency services for timely decision making; he said and added that the rescue cadet corps is being started on the pattern of the national cadet corps to make the youth a socially responsible citizen.

The community emergency response teams will also be constituted at the level of union councils to timely arrange emergency services, concluded the CM.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar strongly condemned terrorists’ firing at Pakistan check-post from across Afghanistan in North Waziristan and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the martyrdom of two security officials.

He extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs and paid rich tributes to the sacrifices rendered by the guardians of the motherland.

Meanwhile, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences has decided to award honorarium to its employees of grades 1 to 17.

In this regard, an amount of Rs2 million has been distributed among 828 employees of the Institute, equally.

All these employees have express their heartiest thanks to the Executive Director, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood and the administration, said that such financial support before the Eidul Azha would be a great relief for them.

Talking in this regard, ED PINS Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood said that all the employees of this Institute have continued the uninterrupted treatment of patients during the corona epidemic and without caring for their own lives.

It was decided to reward them with commendation and encouragement for their service, which has been implemented immediately, he added and added that it was also ensured that all employees are treated equally without any discrimination and hence an amount of Rs2 million has been distributed among them so that no one has any objection in this regard.

 

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