Wednesday, February 1

Fire brigade-police to be attached to Ambulance Services 1122

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Sindh government’s Spokesman and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Friday said that along with Ambulance Services 1122, fire brigade and police will also be attached so that in case of any emergency, the three agencies can start working simultaneously.

“Emergency response is very important in the way the world is developing. The Sindh government is actively working in the best interest of the people to provide the best medical facilities, the Administrator expressed these views while addressing the inaugural function of Emergency Unit and Ambulance 1122 at Landhi Medical Complex here

Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation and Relief Haji Rasool Bakhsh Chandio, Health Secretary Asif Memon, PPP District Korangi President Javed Sheikh, Jani Memon, Moazzam Sheikh, Project Director 1122 Ali Asghar Kanasro, Project Coordinator PDMA Zahra Mohsin Shah, Regional Coordinator Sobia Abid, Municipal Commissioner KMC Afzal Zaidi, Korangi District Administrator Javed Kalhoro, Municipal Commissioner Wasim Mustafa Soomro and other officers were also present on the occasion.

The Administrator Karachi said that we have fulfilled our promise to the people of Sindh. He said that 50 new ambulances have been added thus bringing 110 ambulances on the streets of Karachi simultaneously.

He said that it was decided to procure 230 new ambulances in collaboration with the World Bank. He said that the first phase of bringing 315 new ambulances on the roads would be completed in the next four months. The Administrator said that ambulances would also be parked at the places where more accidents take place so that the injured could be rescued immediately.

“These are not simple vehicles, they are fully equipped with medical equipment, oxygen and other essential medicines, and the medical staff is accompanied by an ambulance,” he said. He said that earlier the arrival time of ambulances was 15 minutes but now with the arrival of new ambulances it has become 10 minutes. He said that after Karachi 1122 service would be provided in all districts of Sindh. The administrator Karachi said that the control room set up for 1122 has a highly trained staff and is providing round the clock services.

He said that this is a big step of Sindh PPP Sindh government and it has fulfilled its promise to give a gift to the people. Wahab said that the hospitals run by Sindh government are providing the best medical facilities while the hospitals of KMC are in bad condition.

“KMC does not have the funds to run the hospitals in a better and more systematic way. It is sad to see the condition of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital which is the third largest hospital in Karachi,” he added. He said that he was grateful to the team that took part in extinguishing the fire in the superstore and the firefighters showed their full professionalism. On this occasion, Wahab and Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation and Relief Haji Rasool Bakhsh Chandio unveiled the plaque of Emergency Center.