Islamabad—The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) responded to 79840 emergencies during Eid holidays. These emergencies included 2889 road traffic accidents, 2493 medical emergencies, 75 fire emergencies, 183 emergencies related to violence and 699 other emergencies, said a press release issued here. The Emergency Service, Rescue 1122, Rawalpindi responded to 201 emergencies during Eid days.
Out of total emergency calls during Eid days 113 were road traffic accidents, seven fire incidents, five crime incidents, 63 medical emergencies and 13 miscellaneous Emergencies.
All emergency calls were responded with average response time of 7 minutes in District Rawalpindi.
In Rawalpindi more than 400 rescuers remained on special duties in District Control Room, Emergency Rescue Stations with 14 fully equipped emergencies ambulances, nine fire vehicles two water boozers and five specialized vehicles.
Special mobile posts were established to provide medical cover to the public gatherings.
Rescue posts were also established at Chandni Chowk Murree Road, Pirwadhai Morr, Civil Lines Station Kahcheri Chowk, Kalma Chowk Station, Bahria Town G.T. Road, GPO Chowk Sadder, Rawal Chowk, 22 No. Chungi, Tench Bhata, Gawal Mandi (Children Park), Liaqat Bagh, Nawaz Shareef Park, Jinnah Park and Ayub Park.
The emergency vehicles were deputed at all major Eid prayer sites and sensitive areas along with trained emergency staff to provide immediate pre-hospital emergency cover in all districts of Punjab.
According to the Provincial Monitoring Cell (PMC), the districts had made plans for deployment of emergency ambulances, rescue and fire services at important mosques and Eid Gahs.
Rescue mobile posts of emergency paramedics were also deployed at important places of mass gatherings.
The PMC established at Rescue 1122 Headquarters remained operational round-the-clock and ensured effective implementation of District Emergency Plans.
District Control Rooms remained also functional round the clock for provision of effective emergency services to the public.
DG Rescue Punjab Brig. (R) Dr. Arshad Zia has appreciated the rescuers, whose leaves were restricted and who performed duties on Eid holidays. Rescuers performed special emergency duties to provide emergency cover to Eid prayer gatherings and provided timely emergency medical, rescue and fire fighting services to citizens during Eid holidays.