ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has finalised a plan to establish 14 Emergency Response Centres (ERCs) in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at suitable places side by side national highways.
These centres would be equipped with various facilities, including doctors, paramedics and ambulances, for provision of timely aid and care to those injured in road accidents on the national highways, said a document of the Ministry of Communication.
The construction of ERCs would be completed within the next six months and operationalised by the end of current year.
The planned ERCs would be established at N-50 Dhansar; N-50 Mina Bazaar; N-25 Kalat; N-25 Surab; N-25 Wad; N-25 Koraro; N-85 Nag; N-85 Wangu and N-85 Hoshab.
While, the locations to establish three ERCs at N-10 and two ERCs at N-70 would be decided subsequently.
The NHA was already providing various facilities, including drinking water, abulation place, prayer place and first Aid Medical Facility, at different toll plazas of national highways.