Trauma centres to be established in teaching hospitals: Buzdar

LAHORE:Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presiding over a meeting at his office reviewed to set up trauma centres in teaching hospitals and recommendations about the launch of air-ambulance service.

The meeting decided to set up trauma centres in teaching hospitals.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that trauma centres would be established in teaching hospitals in the first phase and their number would be increased in phases.

He directed that all the trauma centres should be made functional as human lives could be saved through prompt first-aid in case of accidents.

He said that a report should be submitted about setting up of trauma centres at motorway M1 and M2.

Similarly, the establishment of trauma centres near GT Road and other important road-networks should be reviewed as well.

An awareness programme should be launched about observing traffic rules along with treatment facilities provided in the trauma centres, he added.

The air-ambulance service would be helpful in accidents and the support of philanthropists would be welcomed, he added.

A 13-member committee was constituted under the chair of Dr. Tahir Ali Javed for setting up modern trauma centers and air-ambulance.

Dr Tahir Javed also gave a briefing about the salient features of trauma centers and air-ambulance service.

Provincial Ministers Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Sami Ullah Ch, assembly members, chief secretary and others attended the meeting.