PTS transports 300,000 serious patients
LAHORE: The Patient Transfer Service (PTS) shifted 300,000 critical patients from primary to specialized healthcare facilities in Punjab from February 2017 till date.
Presiding over a meeting of Rescue Officers at the Emergency Services Headquarters here on Tuesday, Director General Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr Rizwan Naseer said that the PTS had proved to be a blessing for the ailing patients, especially in rural areas of the province. He also congratulated all the District Emergency Officers & emergency staff of Patient Transfer Service (PTS) in this regard.
“We accepted the PTS as a challenge in 2017 as this responsibility was given to the Punjab Emergency Service by the Chief Minister Punjab,” he said, adding we received around
500 physically fit ambulances from the Health Department Punjab, recruited emergency staff for PTS and now shifting of 300,000 patients to specialised healthcare facilities are fruitful outcomes of the initiative.
The Director General further said the PTS enhanced operational efficiency of Rescue 1122 and overcome rural challenges in shifting emergency critical patients from primary healthcare facilities in rural areas to the specialised healthcare facilities in urban areas of the province.
“By providing immediate & free of cost transportation of emergency critical patients, the PTS has significantly improved the sense of safety amongst citizens,” he added. He said the Service has utilized available resources in effective manner and now this Service has become the symbol of safety among citizens of the province.