LAHORE: Punjab’s Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday launched the Rescue-1122 mobile app and called it a major initiative to ensure a rapid response from emergency services.
The CM said the Rescue-1122 mobile app would go a long way in helping to respond quickly to any emergency. He said more than 10 million affected people had so far benefited from rescue services by Rescue-1122, adding that rescue air ambulances would soon be launched in remote areas of the province and the Punjab would be the first province in South Asia where the rescue air ambulance would be started.
He said the scope of the motorcycle rescue service in Punjab was extended to 27 more districts, while rescue services would be available in every tehsil by next June.
He said that the digitization of the system will help improve service delivery to citizens. The mobile application was a valuable initiative to provide timely emergency services to the people of Punjab. This mobile app will prove to be a game changer as it will also help identify the precise location to provide services in any dire situation.
This app will also eliminate the culture of unnecessary calls besides improving the standard of emergency services in Punjab. Usman Buzdar also praised the efforts of DG Rescue Punjab and its IT team for initiating the emergency response and digitizing data. DG Rescue Services Punjab Dr Rizwan Naseer briefed the CM on the operation, operation, monitoring and other features of the Rescue mobile app.
The inclusion of five improvement projects in the ADP was approved:
Meanwhile, on the instructions of the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, the Cabinet Standing Committee on Finance and Development approved the inclusion of five health sector projects in the 2021 annual development program- 2022 with funds of 6.58 billion rupees.
As reported by the Chief Minister, the government has included the project to establish the Lahore University of Child Health Sciences in the 2021-22 annual development program. This project will cost Rs 4.16 billion. The University of Child Health Sciences will be a leading institution for the treatment of children where modern facilities for diagnosis, treatment and promotion of research and development of pediatric diseases are provided.
Likewise, the government also approved the establishment of a dental college in Rawalpindi for a sum of Rs.
240 million and a dental college at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur and these projects were also included in ADP 2021-22. In addition, approval was also given for the purchase of a linear accelerator equipped with the necessary facilities for the oncology department of Mayo Hospital at a cost of Rs.
840 million and MRI and computed tomography for the radiology department of the general hospital at a cost of Rs 500 million.
Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that providing quality health care facilities to the population was a priority of the current government and over the past three years there has been a substantial increase in the budget of the sector. health in addition to ensuring quality health care facilities in remote areas of the province.