Punjab IGP orders swift and smooth movement of ambulances on highways
Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani Friday issued instructions for swift and smooth movement of ambulances on highways to protect human lives.
The order came days after an accident patient died on road in the ambulance during Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s visit to Dera Ghazi Khan as the traffic was blocked for the passage of CM’s convoy.
IGP Punjab said it is very important to ensure swift movement of ambulances for protection of human lives on highways as only a few minutes delay due to traffic jam on the road can cause loss of precious human lives.
“Therefore, the implementation of security and traffic protocols for the immediate movement of ambulances on highways should be ensured so that no citizen has to face an unnecessary wait to reach the hospital in a medical emergency.”
He said the traffic police teams on highways in all the districts of the province should ensure measures for smooth movement of ambulances on priority basis and RPOs, CPOs and DPOs should also monitor the measures in this regard.
He said that ambulances carrying patients should not be stopped unnecessarily at police checkpoints and ambulances should be allowed to leave immediately after confirmation of medical emergency.
He said that all police vehicles passing through the roads should clear the road for ambulances without delay and immediately clear the traffic signals to give way to the ambulances transporting patients to the hospital.