LAHORE: A group of 20 emergency officers and instructors from Rescue 1122 returned Pakistan on Sunday after receiving emergency medical services and disaster management training from Izmir, Turkey. Punjab Emergency Services Director-General Dr Rizwan Naseer welcomed them at the Emergency Services Academy and thanked Turkish government for extending their cooperation in improving the health care system. The second batch comprising 20 officers and instructors will visit Turkey in April this year. The trained officers said they were impressed with the transformation Turkey had gone during the last 10 years to match the standards in their efforts to join the European Union. The emergency officers and instructors shared the Rescue 1122 integrated Emergency Services Model of Pakistan with their Turkish emergency professionals.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2017.