Over 1,300 rescuers begin mission to save lives

Rescue 1122 DG says performance of those who passed the training speak for themselves


Our Correspondent September 01, 2017
PHOTO: INP

LAHORE: The passing out ceremony of 1,311 rescuers from Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) was held at the Emergency Services Academy on Thursday.

Punjab Counter Terrorism Department Minister Lt Col (retd) Sardar Muhammad Ayub Khan was the chief guest, while K-P Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement Department Secretary Ahmad Hanif Aurakzai and Emergency Rescue Service Director General Dr Asad Ali Khan were guests of honour.

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The ceremony was attended by Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer, divisional emergency officers, Rescue 1122’s Emergency Services faculty members, a large number of rescuers and their family members. Around 541 rescuers from K-P and 770 from Punjab completed their professional training successfully at the Emergency Services Academy.

In his welcoming address, Dr Rizwan Naseer congratulated the rescuers on completion of their training and appreciated the efforts of the Punjab government to expand the service in all the districts and tehsils of the province.

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He revealed that the performances of rescuers spoke for themselves, owing to their professional training. Dr Rizwan said the service had taken two initiatives this year including the launch of the Patient Transfer Service and Motorbike Ambulance Service. These would both be made operational in all divisions of the province by the end of the current year.

The services, comprising of 900 rescuers, will provide medical services to victims in congested areas of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2017.

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