Lahore (NUT DESK) Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Thursday handed over 18 digital transport ventilators (DTVs) to Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer for providing advance life support to the corona patients. Addressing a ceremony held at the Rescue Command & Control Centre here on Thursday, she said that Rescue-1122 rendered remarkable services to the corona patients during COVID-19 pandemic as the frontline soldiers by shifting 15,433 suspected corona patients and burying 2,869 corona victims. She also admired the vibrant role of Rescue services in COVID-19 under the leadership of DG Rescue Punjab Dr Rizwan Naseer. While addressing the rescuer paramedics, Health Minister Yasmin Rashid said the determination of the rescuers was admirable. “I feel proud on that day when I see my students in the field”, adding that Dr Rizwan Naseer was one of those who established the life-saving service model in Punjab and made it successful. Dr Yasmin also thanked all three donors for the donation of ventilators for Rescue-1122. She said that after this donation at least one cardiac ambulance would be equipped and available in all 36 districts of Punjab to serve the seriously affected COVID-19 patients. The DG Rescue Punjab informed the minister about the services rendered by Rescue-1122 in the province so far.