Chairman of Chief Minister’s Task Force recently held a meeting to review the launch of an air ambulance service similar to Rescue 1122 at King Edward Medical University (KEMU).
The Chairman, Dr. Tahir Ali Javaid, underlined that the air ambulance is the need of the hour. He directed the members to take suggestions from the concerned persons and institutions before drafting the policy.
He also said that the service will be first available in Multan, Lahore, DG Khan, and on Motorways in the first phase. After that, the service will gradually expand to other cities.
Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Khalid Masud Gondal said that his faculty appreciate the project and would provide any support required for materializing the idea of an air ambulance service.
Moreover, Prof. Abrar Ashraf praised the Chairman regarding the medical services being provided at the surgical tower of Mayo Hospital.
It needs to be mentioned here that over a month ago, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Bazdar announced that his government was considering to launch an air ambulance service to ensure that the patients of far-flung areas reach hospitals in time.
He said that the current government is focused on providing quality healthcare facilities to the people of Punjab. It is using different resources to offer the best treatment facilities for people.