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Cares Directorate
Description of Function: The project includes seven centers located in I-8, I-10, F-10, G-10, E-7, F-6 and G-6, each being the centre of a service zone which is easily covered by that centre for management of all Accidents, Emergencies and Medical & Surgical Problems arising out of Disasters and transportation to hospitals. Each centre is equipped with two Rescue Ambulances, each ambulance having a staff of three including a driver, emergency medical technician and a nurse.

Coverage and Services: The head office of the ambulance service is at Capital Hospital, where call centre operators receive emergency calls from Islamabad on a universal access number 1122 and direct the nearest ambulance to reach the site within 7 minutes, provide necessary first aid assistance and shift patient to the nearest Government Hospital. Primary Coverage Area : Urban Islamabad Hours of Operation : 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Level of Care Offered : Life support system with ambulance transport Number of Vehicles : 14 + 02 standby Dispatch Method : Wireless and mobile phone operations Average Response Time : 7-10 minutes Active Members : 168 Employees and two directors Training Provided : EMT, CPR, Basic Life Support and Acute Cardiac Life Support, immobilization and transportation techniques.

Who can get help:
Any one who encounters any of the emergencies listed below, can call on Universal Access Number 1122 at CARES Center, Capital Hospital:
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Gunshot and Bomb Blast
  • Burns
  • Stroke
  • Acute Cardiac Problems Acute Respiratory Problems
  • Loss of consciousness or unresponsiveness
  • Diminished consciousness or mental confusion
  • Severe alcohol/other drug intoxication
  • Any other problem putting the life of the patient at risk.
    It dispatches its nearest Medics Unit to reach the site of call within 7 minutes and transport the patient to nearest hospital, providing necessary emergency treatment, at same time.
  • Contact Details
    CDA CARES, Capital Hospital, G 6/2, Near Melody, Islamabad
    Phone# 1122
    Capital Development Authority