By Our Staff Reporter
KARACHI- Head of Aman Health Foundation’s Emergency Medical Services Athar Jamal has announced that Aman ambulance service would be launched shortly in Sindh’s Thatta and Sujawal districts.
He was speaking to newsmen along with Aman Healthcare Services’ chief executive officer Dr Saadia Quraishy and Shehryar Ahmed at Aman-Ambulance Headquarters.
According to Athar Jamal, Aman-Ambulance service, under an agreement with Sindh government, would be made operational in Thatta and Sujawal districts while the service will be extended to other parts of the province in different phases in the next five years.
He told newsmen that around 4,000 emergencies take place across Karachi daily and of them 1,000 to 1,200 emergencies are considered life-threatening if these victims failed to get quality treatment within hour.
About Aman Ambulance service, he said that currently 80 ambulances equipped with state-of-the-art treatment facilities to deal emergency cases are operating across the city.
“Qualified doctors, skilled paramedical staff and nurses of Aman Health Foundation always remain alert to provide treatment facilities to emergencies victims by moving them in hospitals through ambulances,” he said, adding that Aman Emergency Medical Services has, so far, recorded more than 580,000 interventions of which 80 per cent were for life-saving.
Dr Saadia Quraishy said “Research shows that 15pc severally injured children die en route to medical facilities and Aman-Ambulance is the best equipped services to address extreme emergencies such as cardiac arrest, strokes, accidents and injuries and obstetric emergencies while on way to hospitals”.
She said a large number of deaths and diseases in Pakistan are preventable; a fact that has led the Aman Foundation to undertake major health care initiatives such as Aman-Ambulance and its Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Earlier, Dr Saadia informed media persons that Aman-Amublance got the Asian EMS Council’s award for Asia’s best institutional emergency medical services in Oct, 2014.