Obstructing an ambulance is a form of violence against health care services. Ambulances – whether belonging to government emergency services, hospitals or humanitarian organizations – have the ‘Right of Way’ on roads. This public pledge campaign is supported by the ICRC in a nationwide initiative to help implement road rights for ambulances and foster respect of the Pakistani public for health care services as a whole.
We all know what an ambulance looks like. We all know what an ambulance sounds like, we also know what function and role an ambulance plays. But why is it that we often see ambulances striving hard to make way in traffic in order to save a precious life. Is it our lack of empathy, our neglect or is it that we do not bother? I have made my pledge to always give way to ambulance and other emergency vehicles. You are requested to do yours…
It is our social obligation to give way to ambulances and other emergency vehicles. ICRC took this initiative to remind all of us to remember our obligation towards others right and make a pledge to give a way to ambulance always. Pehlay Zindagi is a nationwide public awareness campaign on the road rights of ambulances in Pakistan. Anyone can become a member of this online community by taking a pledge to give way to ambulance. But do remember to give way to all emergency vehicles including fire brigade, police, etc.
We look forward to your support to the cause and support.
To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life