AJ&K is the first region of Pakistan where Free Emergency Services have been started. 2nd May 2017 was a historical day when Prime Minister of AJ&K inaugurated this unique and humanitarian program of free emergency services in all Districts of AJ&K.
At all DHQ-Hospitals and CMHs the Free Emergency Medical Centers were established. Additional staff including medical officers, Nurses, and paramedics provided at these facilities. The emergency staff is distinguishable owing to their distinctive uniform. They had been trained in specialized emergency management training. The Emergency and Trauma specialists and consultants from Shifa International Hospital Islamabad offered and conducted free of cost training to 980 staff of AJ&K Health department. This was a long hectic planning, advocacy and strategic process. All health management team remained involved untried till finalization and implementation of this program.