Punjab Health Department launches ambulance service for pregnant women

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Over the years, many incidents of women giving birth outside hospitals or on their way to hospitals have come to light. The women involved in these incidents are usually from far-flung areas that do not have access to hospitals that provide adequate birth facilities.

To deal with this issue, the Punjab Health Department has come up with the Chief Minister’s Village Ambulance Service. According to details, pregnant women can get registered with the programme and can avail a free ambulance service by calling 1034.

Initially, 193 ambulances will be run in 36 districts of Punjab. The ambulance will serve the purpose of taking pregnant women in villages to the Health Department’s delievery centre.

At the inauguration ceremony of the ambulance service, Health Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir, Planning and Development Department’s member Dr Shabana and DG Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer were present.

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