QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.
Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are equipped with medication and ambulance service, where the staff will be on duty 24/7.
According to Chief Executive Officer PPHI Balochistan Mr. Aziz Jamali, “On Karachi – Quetta Highway, centers will be established at Lak Pass, Soorab, Drakhala, Korarho, Thiyaro and Gaddani. These centers will provide emergency services on the highway. Project staff will provide first aid to the accidents affectees on the road and patient transfer services through ambulances.”
” This project is crucial to save human lives in case of road accidents”. Mr. Aziz Jamali added.
Mr. Aziz Jamali said: “ As the first phase, operations commence on RCD highway. Next, after the training of Emergency Medical Technicians EMTs, services provision will extend on Quetta-Zhob highway.
He further said that where Government buildings available, we will utilize for the operations through renovations; in other cases, modern construction and pre-fabricated structures will be preferred for the purpose.
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 22, 2019