LAHORE- Fourth batch of 20 emergency officers and instructors of Rescue 1122 left for Izmir, Turkey, for training on Sunday.  Emergency Services Punjab Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer gave a final briefing prior to their departure. He asked them to seek maximum training of emergency and disaster management, emergency healthcare system, training, monitoring and other related mechanisms. He thanked Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for continuous support and interest in improving the healthcare system in Punjab.  The members of the delegation included Muhammad Aslam, DEO Rajanpur; Dr Muhammad Irshad-ul-Haq, DEO Muzaffargarh; Dr Ijaz Anjum, DEO Khanewal; Dr Faisal Mehmood, DEO Jhelum; Dr Ateeq Ahmad Khan, DEO Chakwal; Ali Hussain, EO Rawalpindi; Shahid Waheed, DEO Lahore; Naveed Iqbal, DEO Bakkhar; Dr Kaleemullah, DEO Multan; Imran Khan, DEO Mandi Bahauddin; Muhammad Amir, EO; Aamir Abbas Khan, EO; Farhan Mirza, Assistant Director Rescue; Syed Mudassir Husain, Admin Officer; Yasir Riaz Gilani, EO and instructors Zahid Khan, Ahmad Naeem Sajid, Kareem Ashiq and Umar Hayyat.

After seeking training, these officers and instructors would help improve fleet management of the Motorbike Ambulance Service and train the rest of the rescuers when they arrive in Pakistan, the DG maintained.

Addressing the officials, Dr Rizwan Naseer said that Rescue 1122 had been contributing to healthcare system by providing emergency care to the helpless victims of emergencies in Punjab since its inception in 2004. He said that in recent past, due to sincere efforts of the chief minister, Turkish President Tayyib Erodgon agreed to extend his all-out support to improve healthcare system in Pakistan.

Various departments of Turkey provided technical support and training to departments of Punjab in recent months. Healthcare system was being improved on a war footing, he added.