Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that the first emergency response center has been started in Karachi which included 230 ambulances equipped with modern facilities, trained staff with 14 beds, oxygen and other facilities.
“Efforts are being made to establish emergency centers in hospitals across the city,” the administrator said after inaugurating the renovation and upgradation of Emergency Response Center 1122 at Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD). Staff will be trained to deal with emergency situations in monsoons, he added.
“Politics will continue, but the first priority should be to save human lives. There is a need to serve the suffering humanity,” Wahab stated.
Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Rehabilitation Rasool Bakhsh Chandio, Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi, Senior Director Municipal Services Mazhar Khan and other officers were also present on this occasion.
The administrator said that today MoU is signed between 1122 and KMC under which a unit of 1122 has been established in the KIHD. “Now 1122 will also provide rescue services in case of fire. Citizens can call 1122 to call for ambulance and fire tender,” he added.
He said that the wireless network of the Emergency Response Center will be improved by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, besides, 1122 is being connected to the medical fire and police emergency so that in case of any kind of emergency, citizens can contact for help.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2022.
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