Punjab government on Saturday launched the motorcycle ambulance service in Gujranwala. Under the project, more than 100 motorcycle ambulances will be running throughout the city.
These motorcycle ambulances are equipped with a foldable stretcher, trauma kits, burn kits, automatic external defibrillators, portable oxygen, pulse odometer and glucose meter.
While addressing the inauguration ceremony of motorbike ambulance service in Gujranwala, Punjab Local Government Minister Mansha Ullah Butt said that the purpose of the service was the provision of first aid to the residents of densely populated areas, to which ambulances struggle to reach in time. Gujranwala Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, District Council Chairman Mazhar Qayyum Nahra, Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer, MNA Mahmood Bashir Virk, MNA Shazia Sohail Mir, MPA Taufiq Ahmed Butt, Rescue 1122 staff and other officials attended the event.
The minister said that motorbike ambulance service was a revolutionary step which will be able to provide immediate relief to the public. He said that the chief minister had inaugurated the service in Lahore and Multan as well.
On the occasion, Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Nasir briefed the provincial minister about emergency facilities in the motorbike ambulance.
Earlier in October 2017, the motorcycle ambulance service was inaugurated in Lahore by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
A similar service had been launched in Multan as well.
The CM had said that this was the first-of-its-kind motorcycle ambulance service introduced in South Asia.
He added that, in case of emergency, the motorcycle ambulance service would provide immediate rescue and first-aid in congested localities and narrow passageway.