MCI ambulance service performing well: mayor

MCI ambulance service performing well: mayor

ISLAMABAD: The ambulance service launched by the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) is saving lives with its efficient service, Islamabad Mayor Shaikh Anser Aziz said on Sunday.

He said this while expressing his views during a monthly meeting held at CDA Headquarters to review performance of the ambulance service. Senior officers of the MCI attended the meeting.

"The emergency service is being expanded to rural areas as well. At different selected locations, new offices have been established," he said.

The meeting was informed that the 1122 of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) received 499 calls of different emergency nature during the month of May, 2017. All calls were responded to and the victims of different incidents were shifted to the nearest medical facility after providing first aid.

The mayor was informed that most of the calls received during the period were related to road traffic accidents.

"These calls were received from the areas of Korang, Morr Bahria Enclave, Shakarparian Highway, Faizabad Towards Zero point, Aabpara near Ambassador Hotel, Zero Point Kashmir Highway, Sohan Signal Stop, G-9/1 Karachi Company, near Lakeview Park, G-6/2, Peshawar Morr, I-9/2, Sanam Chowk, Zero Point Picket, G-11 Signal Kashmir Highway, Dhok Kala Khan Stop Highway, near Shahdra Morr, Islamabad Chowk, IJP Metro Station, Karal to Faizabad Iron Bridge Thana Sabzi Mandi Police line Road, Soahn to Faizabad, Lathral Road Ghori Garden and others," the meeting was informed. The meeting was further informed that 88 calls regarding unconscious patients were also received during the said period from different areas of the city.

These calls were received from the areas including 26 No Stop, I-10/1, Mandi Morr 24 No. Stop, G-6/1-1, Jhugi Stop Bhara Koh, Saidpur Village, I-8/4, Farash Town, G-13/1, Sohan Garden H-17 Block H, F-7/3 and F-8 Markaz. The patients were shifted to PIMS, CDA Hospital, Poly Clinic and other nearby medical facilities. The mayor was also informed that calls regarding patients suffering from chest pain, heart problems, abdominal pain and other were also received during the period.

"Moreover, CDA Cares 1122 also made special deployment of its vehicles at 26 different locations including D-Chowk, Park Avenue Behria Enclave, Kuri Road, Behria Enclave, G-8/4, Hockey Ground Sports Complex, Sports Complex and other areas on request of different departments to cope with any emergency situation," the meeting was informed.

"Furthermore, calls regarding heart emergency, breathing problems, kidney pains, electric shocks and other were also received during the above said period," the officials said.