In­duc­tion of Por­ta­ble Ven­ti­la­tors in am­bu­lances of Sindh Res­cue & Med­i­cal Ser­vices (SRMS)

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KARACHI: In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the World Bank and Health Depart­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Sindh, 10 por­ta­ble ven­ti­la­tors have been pro­vided to the Sindh Res­cue and Med­i­cal Ser­vices (SRMS). The in­au­gu­ra­tion event was held on 17th Septem­ber 2020 at Emer­gency Op­er­a­tions Cen­ter in Karachi and was at­tended by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho (Min­is­ter of Health, Sindh), Dr. Kazim Hus­sain Ja­toi, (Sec­re­tary Health, Sindh), Mr. Asif Jan Sid­diqui, (Deputy Sec­re­tary – Bud­get, Sindh), Ms. Shaz­ina Ma­sud, (CEO, Aman Health Care Ser­vices), Mr. Abid

Naveed (Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor, Aman Health Care Ser­vices), Mr. Lutaf Ali Man­grio (Deputy Gen­eral Man­ager, Aman Health Care Ser­vices).

Op­er­ated by Aman Health Care Ser­vices (AHCS) and funded for op­er­a­tions by the Gov­ern­ment of Sindh, SRMS cur­rently has a fleet of 60 life-sav­ing am­bu­lances that pro­vides the only pre-hos­pi­tal emer­gency med­i­cal care in Karachi. The in­duc­tion of por­ta­ble ven­ti­la­tors will sup­port in the sta­bi­liza­tion of crit­i­cal pa­tients while en­route to a health­care fa­cil­ity. Train­ing on the ven­ti­la­tors has been pro­vided to the rel­e­vant crew of the am­bu­lance en­sur­ing that the equip­ment is used cor­rectly and that even crit­i­cal pa­tients have an im­proved chance of reach­ing the health fa­cil­ity for fur­ther man­age­ment.

The Gov­ern­ment of Sindh has com­mit­ted to in­crease the SRMS am­bu­lance fleet size to two hun­dred and fifty for Sindh to ad­e­quately cater to the prov­inces emer­gency med­i­cal needs. The fleet size for Karachi is ex­pected to be a hun­dred by the end of 2021.

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