Director General Punjab Emergency Service, Dr Rizwan Naseer has said that Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) rescued 100,455 emergencies victims while responding to 102,851 emergencies across Punjab in the month of March 2021.
The meeting was informed that out of these emergencies, 32,050 were road traffic accidents, 56,726 medical emergencies, 1,659 fire incidents, 2,704 crimes, 84 drowning incidents, 64 building collapses, 12 explosions and 9,552 miscellaneous operations.
He was presiding over a monthly performance review meeting held at Rescue Headquarters here on Thursday.
All Heads of wings of Rescue Headquarters and Emergency Services Academy were also present at the occasion.
The data revealed that the majority of Road Traffic Crashes incidents occurred in major cities, involving 8135 RTCs in Lahore, 2589 in Faisalabad, 2547 in Multan, 1823 in Gujranwala, 1256 in Bahawalpur, 1005 in Sahiwal, 839 in Kasur, 896 in Sheikhupura, 755 in Sargodha, and 728 in DG Khan.
Similarly, the majority of fire incidents took place in the provincial capital Lahore in which 463 fire cases occurred in Lahore, 232 in Faisalabad, 184 in Multan, 150 in Gujranwala, 112 in Sahiwal, 103 in DG Khan, 101 in Bahawalpur, 94 in Rawalpindi, 83 in Khanewal, and 69 each in Sheikhupura & Kasur.
While addressing the meeting, DG Rescue said that a great number of road traffic crashes can be prevented through adopting necessary road safety measures and road safety laws.