islamabad - First batch of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) trained in pre-hospital emergency care passed out from Red Crescent National Ambulance Service College on Friday.

The passing out ceremony was held in Jinnah Auditorium Hall, PRC Headquarters where officials from Pakistan and National Service Ambulance College Dublin participated.

Dr Shane Knox of NASC Dublin expressed his satisfaction on the performance and success of all students in both theoretical and practical exams conducted by the team of NASC Dublin.

Dr Hussain Mubashir Malik said that NASC was established last year with the collaboration of NASC Dublin and establishment of this college is the greatest gift for the people of Pakistan.

“It will produce relief workers specialized in advanced courses enabling them to deal with emergency situation in an efficient and professional manner,” he said.

Dr Malik also thanked all the companies for contribution for the establishment of this college.   

The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) established RCNASC at its Headquarters to improve the standard of patient care, to ensure faster access to care, and to train health professionals and emergency relief workers in basic and advanced life support courses.

The institute has been established in collaboration with the Disaster Relief by Irish and Pakistani (DRIP), Ireland, and is affiliated with National Ambulance Services College, Dublin, and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and University College Dublin.

PRC Secretary General Ghulam Muhammad Awan congratulated all students of NASC for passing EMT course.

He said that his best wishes are with the students and he is extremely hopeful that these EMTs will serve the country in best possible manner.