Punjab government will be launching an air ambulance service in the province, becoming the first one in the country. The budget for the air rescue service has been allocated in the current financial year, announced the Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar.
The chief minister made this announcement at the passing-out ceremony of 393 rescuers of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and 73 of Koh-e-Suleman area of DG Khan at Emergency Services Academy, Thokar Niaz Beg, on Monday.
Addressing the ceremony, CM said that the government has increased the scope of rescue service to 86 tehsils, while the motorbike ambulance service has been extended to 27 districts. He lauded the Rescue 1122 for rescuing the people in more than 9.6m emergencies.
As per more details, a total of 20,000 rescuers of Punjab and other federating units have completed their training from the academy.
Meanwhile, CM Buzdar also assured the rescuers that the risk allowance for them will be approved by the Punjab government similar to what Punjab police has received. Her also said that the work to restore frozen allowance will begin from 2017 onwards.
Aside from these announcements, Buzdar also directed the concerned authorities to ensure observance of covid-19 SOPs in Muharram processions and Majalis.
In a statement, he appealed to the participants to wear facemasks as it was in their interest to observe precautions in the wake of the fourth wave of the coronavirus.
From : pk.mashable.com