Grant for rural ambulance service okayed.


LAHORE -- The Punjab government has approved a special grant for a rural ambulance service on the directions of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Finance and Development. The Finance Department will release a supplementary grant of Rs900 million.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Buzdar said the Punjab government was providing funds for 450 ambulances to take expecting mothers to hospitals. He said a round-the-clock ambulance service is working to take mothers-to-be from their houses to gynae emergencies. 'More than 50,000 expecting mothers are transported to hospitals every month through this ambulance service,' he said.

The ambulance facility can be availed by calling the Helpline 1034. The ambulance driver will track the address of the patient through Google maps. 'This year, 0.937 million patients, including expecting women, have been provided emergency ambulance service facilities,' the chief minister said.

Members of the Punjab Assembly from different districts called on Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here on Tuesday.

Funds being provided for 450 ambulances to take expecting mothers to hospitals

Law Minister Raja Basharat was also present. The MPAs expressed their complete confidence over the leadership of chief minister and said that they are firmly standing with him. We are the lieutenants of Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as yours and would be standing with you in the journey of public service. It is our luck that a person like you is our chief minister, they added. On the occasion, Usman Buzdar said that the post of the chief minister is meant for public service. The Punjab Assembly has made record legislation in a short span of time. The government is fully committed to serving the masses and no one will be allowed to hinder it. The journey of public service will be continued as well as the meetings with assembly members. Your respect is my honour, he added. The MPAs who called on chief minister included Ghazanfer Abbas, Muhammad Amir Anayyat Shahani, Muhammad Ahsan Jahangir, Sahibzada Ghazain Abbasi, Taimoor Ali Lali, Kh. M. Dawood Sulemani, Ghazanfar Abbas Shah, Sardar M. Mohuuddin Khan Khosa, Sardar Shahabuddin Khan and M. Ijaz Hussain.


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