Shahbaz accords approval of motorbike ambulance service


Staff Reporter

Punjab Government has decided to start the motorbikes ambulance service and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has given approval of motorbikes ambulance service in all the divisional headquarters in Punjab including Lahore.
The Chief Minister has said on this occasion that Government of Punjab has given approval for motorbikes ambulance service in all the divisional headquarters of Punjab and for this purpose new ambulance service based on 900 motorbikes have been accorded while 900 medical technicians have been inducted for the motorbikes ambulance service. Further said that motorbike ambulance service will play a massive role in reaching out to the emergency situation in crowded areas.
For the inaugural of motorbikes ambulance service important steps have been implemented. Motorbikes Ambulance services will provide its services in emergency situations in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Bhawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sargodha and Sahiwal. This service will be gradually extended in every city of Punjab.
The technicians who have been hired for motorbikes ambulance services are being trained on modern lines. This service is another feather in the cap of medical emergency services. He further added that people can get emergency services in the dark and narrow street of the cities. Mobile workshops will also be formed after the inauguration of this ambulance service.
He said that through this service instant approach to the incident place would be possible and common people will be relieved. Motorbikes Ambulance Service can access even inaccessible places. This would be state of the art initiative in health sector whose main purpose is to serve common man on time. 300 Motorbikes Ambulance Service in Lahore division, 100 in Rawalpindi, 100 in Multan, 100 in Gujranwala, 100 in Faisalabad, 50 in Bhawalpur, 50 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 50 in Sargodha and 50 in Sahiwal would be provided.
Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Kh. Salman Rafique and Minister for Primary & Secondary Health Kh. Imran Nazir paid a visit to the under construction site of Pakistan Kidney, Liver Transplantation and Research Institute at Badian Road, here on Monday.
The Ministers reviewed the pace of work on the project. They also attended a meeting to finalize the arrangements of inaugural ceremony of the Hepatitis Prevention & Control Clinic on the site. Hepatitis Prevention & Control Clinic has been set up for the diagnosis and treatment of the patients.
The inaugural ceremony of the clinic is expected in a week. Additional Chief Secretary Shamail Ahmed Khawaja, Commissioner Lahore Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Deputy Commissioner Syed Samer Ahmed, President PKLI Prof. Saeed Akhtar, Chief Executive Infrastructure Development Authority Mujahid Sherdil, Secretary Health Dr. Sajid Chauhan, Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Mehtab, senior police officers, DG Protocol, Deputy Secretary Specialized Healthcare Dr. Mohsin, Deputy Secretary Primary Health Dr. Yadullah and the officers of concerned departments were present in the meeting. Duties and responsibilities were assigned to the officers for inauguration ceremony of the clinic.
Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is likely to inaugurate the clinic.

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