Pakistan Observer

Rescue 1122 response to emergencies

Monday, September 23, 2013 - Lahore—The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded 1,902,874 emergencies of different natures and rescued 2,152,817 victims since its inception from October 2004 to September 14, 2013 in all district of the province.

The Service has effectively responded to different natures of emergencies, including 732,218 traffic crashes, 902,233 medical emergencies, 47,616 fire cases and 4,234 buildings collapse incidents, 73,395 crimes, 3,710 fake calls, 4,493 drowning incidents and 764 explosions during the same period.

Talking to APP on Sunday, Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer said the service had been extended to more 47 tehsil headquarters on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The trained rescue staff has taken over their responisibilities at these tehsils.

The DG said for the first time in Pakistan the training for rescue cardiac and provision of emergency medical aid had been started. A comprehensive strategy should be adopted to reduce road traffic crashes as mostly victims of these accidents lost their lives due to negligence of driver, fault in vehicle or road, he added.—APP

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