7,000 rescuers to perform duties during Eid days

Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—The Rescue 1122 Emergency Ambulance; Rescue and Fire Services shall remain on duty during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha to provide emergency services to the citizens from all 36 Districts of Punjab. According to Rescue 1122, the leaves of rescuers have been restricted and over 7000 Emergency Medical Technicians; Fire Rescuers, Computer Telephone Wireless Operators supervised by the Rescue & Safety Officers and District Emergency Officers shall remain available even during the Eid holidays.
The plan to provide emergency medical cover was presented to Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Brig (r) Dr. Arshad Zia during a meeting held at Rescue 1122 Headquarters on the other day.
Dr. Arshad Zia was briefed by the Provincial Monitoring Cell that emergency plans for Eid-ul-Azha have been chalked out & implemented in all districts of Punjab in close coordination with district administrations.
The districts have made plans for deployment of emergency ambulances, rescue and fire services at important mosques and Eid Gahs.
Rescue mobile posts of emergency paramedics shall also be deployed at important places of mass gatherings.
Dr. Arshad Zia Director General Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue 1122 directed all the District Emergency Officers to organize meetings with local mosque committees and ensure that local volunteers are available in case of any emergency in their respective districts.
The PMC established at Rescue 1122 Headquarters shall remain operational round-the-clock to ensure effective implementation of District Emergency Plans.
District Control Rooms shall also be functional round the clock for provision of effective emergency services to the public.
In Rawalpindi, the Rescue 1122 staff shall remain on special duties in district control room, along with emergency rescue stations, 14 fully equipped emergency ambulances, 09 fire vehicles, 04 rescue vehicles, 01 water rescue vehicle, 02 Specialized Vehicles and 02 Water Bowzers. He advised to drive safely particularly while leaving to and returning from home during Eid holidays.
He also appealed to the citizens to immediately dial 1122 in case of emergency, as only timely call can ensure timely rescue.

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