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Pakistan Diary: Punjab government to launch an air ambulance service

Source: Facebook/Usman Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on 13 December announced the launch of an air ambulance service. He claimed that the state would be the first province to start the service. This and more in our weekly news update from Pakistan.

According to media reports, Mr Buzdar confirmed that a sum of Rs 1.16 billion has been allocated for this project in the Annual Development Programme for 2021-22, stating that the government is taking practical steps to ensure the early launch of the project.

Ensuring that the service would allow swift access to remote and challenging areas of Punjab during any untoward situation, Mr Buzdar said that it would also provide the fastest rescue facility to the patients in need.

He confirmed to initiate the project during the current fiscal year saying, "Punjab will get the pride to start South Asia's first rescue air ambulance."

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