CM expands Rescue 1122 service to all Punjab tehsils

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022

LAHORE: Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi handed over keys of 74 ambulances to divisional emergency officers at a ceremony held at the emergency services academy Thokar Niaz Baig as emergency services started in all tehsils of the province from Wednesday.

The chief minister announced restoring the risk allowance of the rescuers, adding that the summary of the amendment to the service rules of the rescuers was with the chief secretary which would be considered sympathetically. The law has been enacted by the assembly for rescuers which no one can change, he said.

Meanwhile, the government has made provision of all medicines free in emergencies and will also give three times allowance to the doctors on duty in emergencies. “I am pleased to observe the presence of rescuers of all the federating units as it is a good thing that all the provinces are involved in the good work,” he remarked.

The chief minister said that India tried to compete with Pakistan everywhere but was defeated in this field. Rescuers from all the provinces are trained in emergency services academy and this promotes interprovincial harmony, he said. Mutual love has grown between them which was the need of the hour. He noted that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was also alone but he worked tirelessly to ensure a separate homeland for Muslims. Dr Rizwan Naseer has taken Rescue 1122 to new heights with hard work, he said.

The CM maintained that he had always thought of doing well with others and pointed out that the chief secretary and IG police were posted by Shehbaz Sharif. “I have tied them with my heart, always prayed to Allah Almighty to help me to form a good team and I did not disband Shehbaz Sharif’s team. Success lies in thinking good for the companions and I always think good for my team and take them along,” he said. He said there was no rescue system like Pakistan’s anywhere in the world. The response of Rescue 1122 is better and faster than America and England. “I need emergency services in England but I had to wait for 25 minutes and waited for 40 minutes in America,” he said. There is no resemblance to the way Rescue 1122 worked in corona when people did not dare to touch the bodies of corona patients, the rescuers used to bury them.

The CM said that fear of God Almighty is very important. I advise my children not to hurt anyone. If something hurts you, you should think that others would also feel the same. The CM said that it is not a job to harm or defame someone by raising a finger. The main task is to win people’s hearts. Revenge is always expensive and it has cost the rulers too, but our rulers do not learn, he maintained. We pray that Allah Almighty may always keep Pakistan prosperous and this country develops day and night.