LAHORE -- The Punjab Emergency Council (PEC) meeting presided over by the chief minister approved on Wednesday phased launch of motorbike ambulance service in all districts of the province. Presently, the service is available in major cities.
It is the first PEC meeting in the PTI government, while former chief minister Shahbaz Sharif did not hold any council meeting in his tenure after 2010. The meeting approved the procurement of new ambulances to overcome the shortage of ambulances in rescue emergency services.
Approval of granting special stipends to rescuers in their training in the emergency services academy was also given. The PEC approved the appointment of Dr Rizwan Naseer as PEC Academy director general till the appointment of his successor.
The CM directed launch of Rescue 1122 at tehsil level at the earliest. The meeting reviewed different matters pertaining to rescuers' employment, including proposals of providing financial aid and insurance of rescuers who died during...