Director General Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) Dr Rizwan Naseer said that Rescue Service will remain on alert on the auspicious occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi on 12th Rabiul Awal for providing prompt and effective emergency response.
He said that more than 13,000 rescuers will be deployed all over Punjab to provide emergency cover in three shifts.
He said that some 775 Ambulances, 370 Fire Vehicles and Rescue Vehicles, 20 Specialized Vehicles and 900 Motorbike Ambulances will also remain alert during Eid Miladun Nabi.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding Emergency Arrangements for 12th Rabi-ul-Awal, held at Rescue Headquarters on Saturday which was attended by all Head of Wings.
Addressing the meeting, DG PESD Dr Rizwan Naseer reviewed the emergency arrangements made to provide emergency cover to the gatherings, processions and rallies on this special eve of Eid Miladun Nabi (ﷺ).
He also directed to all the District Emergency Officers (DEOs) during online meeting to ensure comprehensive emergency medical cover to Eid Milad-un-Nabi (ﷺ).
He also restricted the leaves of the rescuers and asked the DEOs to assign them special emergency duties on 12th Rabiul Awal.
He was informed that around 13000 rescuers will be deployed at strategic sites during Eid holidays in order to ensure prompt response in case of any untoward situation.
He also informed that specialized Rescue Teams will be deputed to timely respond to water and COVID-19 emergencies also.
On the occasion, Head of Operations Ayaz Aslam gave detailed briefing to DG PESD Dr Rizwan Naseer about contingency plans prepared in close coordination with other related agencies and services at district’s levels.
He appraised that emergency cover will be provided to main processions with mobile rescue posts along with fully equipped emergency vehicles including rescue ambulances, fire tenders and specialized vehicles.