Director-General Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD), Dr Rizwan Naseer has said that Rescue 1122 rescued 10,811 emergency victims in 11,259 emergencies in all districts of Punjab during Eid Holidays from July 20 to 22.
The data revealed that Rescue Service responded to 3,898 road traffic crashes in which 32 precious lives were lost during these holidays. The highest number of road accidents 1,532 was managed by Rescue Service on the second day of Eid.
During online meeting with District Emergency officers (DEOS), Dr Rizwan Naseer reviewed emergency data and discussed major emergencies in detail.
The Emergency Ambulance, Rescue and Fire Services responded to 3,898 emergencies of road traffic crashes, 5,307 medical emergencies, 293 crime incidents, 179 fire incidents, 31 drowning, 372 delivery cases and 1179 other emergencies such as fall from a height, electric shock, burn cases and occupational injuries.
He expressed concern over the loss of 32 precious human lives and 4,397 injuries due to road crashes during Eid holidays.
He further said that out of 4,397 injured people, 2,283 were seriously injured requiring hospitalization and may be disabled for the rest of their lives.
The meeting was also informed that higher number of emergencies 1,707 occurred in Lahore including 800 road traffic crashes.
Multan responded to 800 emergencies including 297 RTCs, Faisalabad dealt with 753 emergencies with 282 RTCs, Bahawalpur responded to 641 emergencies with 165 RTCs, DG Khan responded 473 emergencies including 103 RTCS and Sahiwal dealt 491 emergencies including 133 RTCs during Eid Holidays.
At the occasion, the DG Rescue Punjab emphasized that all drivers must drive carefully especially Motorbike drivers because almost 83% of victims of road traffic crashes are associated with Motorbikes.
He appreciated all rescuers and on-duty officers for sacrificing their Eid holidays and provision of timely and professional emergency response to all emergencies.