CM Usman Buzdar approves grant for rural ambulance service

The round-the-clock ambulance service will take mothers-to-be from their houses to gynae emergencies.


Following the orders of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government has approved a special grant for a rural ambulance service.

This decision was taken during a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Finance and Development. A supplementary grant of Rs. 900 million will also be released by the Finance Department. In an issued statement on Tuesday, the Chief Minister said the Punjab government was providing funds for 450 ambulances, which will take expecting mothers to hospitals.

He said round-the-clock ambulance services will take mothers-to-be from their houses to gynae emergencies.

“More than 50,000 expecting mothers are transported to hospitals every month through this ambulance service,” he stated.

How to avail the facility:

To avail the facility, you can call the Helpline 1034. The ambulance driver will then track the address of patients through Google maps.

“This year, 0.937 million patients, including expecting women, have been provided emergency ambulance service facilities,” the chief minister stated.

Members of the Punjab Assembly visited CM Usman Buzdar’s office on Tuesday. Law Minister Raja Basharat also took part in the meeting. The MPAs showed faith in the leadership of the minister and said that they are standing with him.

‘’We are the lieutenants of Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as yours and would be standing with you in the journey of public service. It is our luck that a person like you is our chief minister’’, they added.

On the occasion, Usman Buzdar said that the post of the chief minister is for public service. The Punjab Assembly in such little time has made a lot of progress. The government is committed to serving the public and no one can step in the way or stop that.

‘’The journey of public service will be continued as well as the meetings with assembly members. Your respect is my honor’’, Usman Buzdar added.

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