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University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday with the aim of streamlining the essential life-saving service



LAHORE: First National Ambulance Service College of Pakistan was inaugurated at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Friday with the aim of streamlining the essential life-saving service and to train paramedics in accordance with the international standards.

According to a UHS spokesman, the college was established at the UHS Institute of Learning Emergency Medicine and is affiliated with the National Ambulance College, Dublin, Ireland. It will provide training facilities to the rescuers and paramedical staff belonging to the Rescue 1122 and Edhi Ambulance Service.

He said that for starters, a one-year certification course had been introduced for emergency medical technicians. The Irish visiting faculty will monitor and impart the training in the country, whereas the director of the National Ambulance Service College, Dublin, will act as the director of the newly established college.

The emergency medical technician course offered by the college will consist of three modules and the Irish experts will select candidates after holding proper interviews. There will be examinations at the end of every module and students will have to do a one-year compulsory internship at a recognised hospital after the final examination.

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