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200 ambulances to be added into ambulance service by December: Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that 200 ambulances would be inducted into ambulance service in the province by the end of this year. Chairing a meeting regarding provision of ambulance service to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Karachi, he said that trained staff will also be provided to NICVD. In March, the Sindh chief minister handed over 12 well-equipped ambulances to Tharparkar district for its six taluka hospitals. “I am pleased to hand over 12…

CM Murad hands over 12 ambulances to Tharparkar

KARACHI: Realising need for enhanced health facilities, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah handed over 12 well-equipped ambulances to Tharparkar district for its six taluka hospitals. "I am pleased to hand over 12 well-equipped and state-of-the-art 4x4 Toyota Hilux Ambulances, two for each Taluka headquarters hospital of Tharparkar for timely transportation of patients from rural and hardest areas to hospitals or even to tertiary level health facilities for management of critical conditions," he said while addressing…

Private vehicles beat ambulances in saving gunshot and stabbing victims: study

NEW YORK: Inner-city gunshot and stabbing victims had a better chance of surviving when they rode to trauma centers in private vehicles, rather than in ambulances, a new study showed. Those transported to urban U.S. hospitals in emergency vehicles were 62 percent more likely to die of gunshot or stab wounds than patients with similar injuries who arrived in private vehicles, researchers reported in JAMA Surgery. “In this narrow population of trauma patients, emergency medical services is not the answer,” said senior…

PTI rejects accusations of patients' deaths

LAHORE: The government after failing to find an issue, aimlessly accused Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) of patients' deaths in ambulances, in the wake of its protest in Lahore on Monday, however the defiant party has entirely turned down the accusations and linked it to government's confusion, ARY News reported.