Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Chief Minister of Sindh, committed on Tuesday to improving health emergency services in the province as he inaugurated Rescue 1122 in Karachi.
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was the chief guest at the launch event held at the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) sports facility.
The emergency service was first established in the provincial capital with a fleet of 50 state-of-the-art ambulances, according to CM Murad, who spoke at the event. He stated that the number of ambulances will be raised gradually and that the service would be spread to other cities in the following months.
“We will add 40 ambulances each month and the entire project is expected to be completed by October 2022,” the CM said. “These will be used by the people of Karachi and other districts. The requirement of vehicles is much more than this and we look forward to expanding the rescue service.”
Rescue 1122 emergency service will become operational in Karachi from tomorrow with a new fleet of ambulances. In the coming weeks this service will be expanded to highways & other important roads of Sindh as well as other districts of the province, said Murtaza Wahab.
“Rescue 1122 will be launched in all of the province’s districts this year, with 230 ambulances procured in collaboration with the World Bank,” Murad stated.
He went on to say that the Sindh government was considering merging all emergency services, including the police, fire department, and others.
“The Rescue 1122 service will also encompass ambulance, firefighting, police, and other emergency services,” the Chief Minister stated.
Earlier, Murtaza Wahab, the Administrator of Karachi, announced in a statement that the Rescue 1122 service will be available to the public free of charge.
He also stated that the Rescue 1122 Center will be established in all districts, with divisional headquarters in each division, and that the Central Center and other command centers would be operational within a few months.