Chief Minister of Punjab has announced that by next month nine districts of Punjab will have motorbike ambulances.
Chief Minister inaugurated the three-day Pak Medical, Health and Cosmetic Fair at Expo Centre and said: “For the first time, timely first-aid will be available to people in congested areas where ambulances cannot reach.”
The ambulance will have all the basic equipment necessary and it will be operated by expert staff. The motorcycle ambulance is launched in collaboration with the Turkish government.
Mr. Shahbaz said that the exhibition is ‘a reflection of growing cooperation between Punjab and Turkish governments.’ He thanked the efforts of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim for their support in boosting bilateral trade in different sectors.
An official of Turkish Parliament Burhan Kayaturk also spoke at the seminar informing that more than 100 Turkish companies are currently operating in Punjab. They are operational in various sectors including energy and health.
At the exhibition above 40 Turkish companies displayed their work as per Turkish Consul General Sirdar Deniz
Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafiq said: “Punjab is open to foreign investment, especially in the health sector.”
The reason for starting ambulance motorbike services is because bikes can rush through narrow streets and small or poorly maintained roads. This will ensure that a patient gets to the hospital despite the ill condition of roads.
This idea first emerged from UK, Turkey & Japan bike ambulances models. We hope it will be a success in Pakistan as well.