Director-General Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD) Dr Rizwan Naseer said that PESD rescued 108,807 victims while responding to 112113 emergencies in all 36 districts of Punjab during the month of July-2021.
He said that out of 112113 emergencies, PESD responded 32551 were road traffic accidents, 60996 medical emergencies, 1636 fire incidents, 3724 crimes, 260 drowning incidents, 139 building collapses, 14 explosions and 9934 miscellaneous operations in Punjab.
He was presiding over monthly review meeting held at PESD Headquarters here on Monday, which was attended all Heads of wings of Rescue Headquarters and Emergency Services Academy.
At this occasion, the Head of the Provincial Monitoring Cell briefed the DG PESD about monthly emergency statistics.
He was informed that 173 people died in 260 drowning emergencies during the last months. Out of 260 drowning cases, 161 drowning emergencies were related to canals, 39 of rivers, 16 of sewerage/drain.
and 44 other emergencies. The data stated that 19 maximum drowning emergencies were reported in the provincial capital Lahore, 17 in Attock, 15 each in Faisalabad, Gujranwala & Sialkot, 13 each in Mianwali & RY Khan, 12 each in Bahawalpur, & Multan, 10 in DG Khan, nine in Lodhran, 8 each in Khanewal & Nankana, 7 each in Bhakkar, Gujrat, Sargodha & Sheikhupura and six each in Chiniot, Hafizabad, M.B Din & Muzaffargarh while 218 remaining drowning cases were reported in the resting 15 districts of Punjab.