The Government of Sindh and the Aman Foundation launched a new healthcare initiative, “The Sindh People’s Ambulance Service” for the Thatta and Sujawal districts. The launch of the ambulance service is in line with the GoS’s vision to put in place a better healthcare system for the province.
The ambulance service was launched at a ceremony held at the Chief Minister House where Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Sindh Chief Minister, Mr. Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the ambulance service. Other members of the Government of Sindh, Minister for Health, Mr. Sikander Mandhro, Secretary Health, Mr. Fazaullah Pechuho, Public-Private Partnership Advisor to CM, Mr. Omar Malick also addressed the media and guests at the occasion.
To-date, the Aman Ambulances have made 840,000 medical interventions in very difficult situations and our lifesaving ambulances are the reason for thousands of lives saved.
Keeping in view the impact and unique operational excellence of Aman Ambulances, the Government of Sindh opted to initiate the Sindh People’s Ambulance Service with 25 ambulances to be operated in the Thatta and Sujawal areas, under the public-private partnership framework. The Aman Foundation ambulances are equipped with lifesaving gear such as automatic defibrillators, spine boards, pulse oximeters and medicines. Additionally, 220 local people are hired as drivers, nurses and paramedics who have been trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) and the Control and Command staff have been trained in Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS).