The Government of Punjab has started the test run of motorbike ambulance service in the garrison city.
The test run would be aimed at nineteen quick response points in the case of any emergencies—which includes—Ali Nawaz Chowk, Fawara Chowk, Nawaz Sharif Park, Committee Chowk, Sadiqabad, Transformer Chowk.
In the cantonment areas, the services of the motorbike ambulance would be available on the Byco Pump Range Road, Chuhr Chowk, GPO Chowk Saddar, I.J. Principal Road, Mandi Mor and Chungi no. 26.
The motorbike ambulance service would be made accessible at the JCP Askari 7 Adiala Road, T-Chowk, JCP Morgah, Dispensary Ground, Car Chowk, Biscuit Factory, JCP Gulzar-i-Quaid, Aamar Chowk. Two motorbike ambulances would be situated at every important point.
The main reason behind this initiative is to introduce free motorbike ambulance services and to provide on-time emergency facilities within the densely populated areas of the city where proper ambulances would take time to reach. The service would make sure that the patients reach to the hospital on time despite the bad condition of the roads.
During the first phase of launch, thirty-eight motorbike ambulances would be made a part of the Rescue 1122’s fleet in the city of Rawalpindi, but the number would be raised soon.
The ambulances are provided with all the basic essential medical tools like the trauma and burn kits and would be driven by the well-trained drivers.
This idea of introducing the motorbike ambulance service was first seen in the United Kingdom, Turkey and Japan. It was in these countries that the idea of bike ambulance models emerged.
Let’s hope that may this initiative become successful too in Pakistan.