PESD rescues 109566 victims in November

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The Director-General Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) Dr Rizwan Naseer said that PESD rescued 109566 victims while responding to 113911 emergencies with an average response time of seven minutes across Punjab during the month of November 2021.

He said that out of 113911 emergencies, the Rescue Service responded 33474 were road traffic accidents, 65723 medical emergencies, 1575 fire incidents, 2675 crime incidents, 46 drowning incidents, 27 building collapses, 19 explosions and 10372 miscellaneous operations in Punjab.

He was presiding over a monthly review meeting held at PESD Headquarters here on Thursday, which was attended by all Heads of wings of Rescue Headquarters and Emergency Services Academy.

At this occasion, the Head of Provincial Monitoring Cell briefed the DG PESD about monthly emergency statistics. He was informed that 420 people died in 33474 RTCs in Punjab during the last month. Out of these traffic crashes, the majority of traffic crashes 8311 occurred in Lahore in which 51 people died.

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