Punjab approves Air-Ambulance Service, Rescue 1122 to hire pilots

By: Ali Ramay      Published: 06:10 PM, 26 Nov, 2021
Punjab approves Air-Ambulance Service, Rescue 1122 to hire pilots

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved the air-ambulance service with a directive to hire pilot staff on an urgent basis.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Punjab CM chaired a meeting at his office to approve the summary for the launch of the air ambulance service in Punjab.

This air-ambulance service will be equipped with necessary medical equipment, paramedics and rescuer to save lives.

This most modern air-ambulance facility could also land and take off from highways and motorways to transfer patients from remote areas to teaching and specialized hospitals for treatment.

Similarly, the affectees of road accidents would also be airlifted to nearby hospitals without delay.

The CM expressed the satisfaction that Punjab is the first province in the region, as well as the country, to introduce this most modern service for executing rescue operations in far-flung areas. 

While directing to complete spadework without delay, the CM instructed to complete the hiring of pilot staff as soon as possible. Rescue 1122 will release a tender for starting air-ambulance service.

During the meeting, the CM was also briefed that extended rescue services would be started from 86 tehsils while the delivery of 249 new ambulances would start from the next month.

Special Assistant to CM Hasaan Khawar, ACS, Planning and Development Department Chairman, Rescue 1122 Director-General and other high ups attended the meeting.

Ali Ramay

Ali Ramay is a Senior Investigative Reporter associated with Pakistan's City News Network (CNN). He has been associated with the CNN group since 2013 and mainly covers investigative stories in departments under the Punjab Government.