Lahore: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has responded to 4743 emergencies including 24 drowning and 17 one wheeling incidents during Eid days all over the Punjab. Significant increase in incidents of one wheeling has also been observed on Eidul-Fitar. The Rescue service has provided emergency care to 20 youngsters in three days of Eid who fell prey to accidents while attempting stunts on motorbikes while doing one wheeling.
According to rescue 1122 spokesman these 4743 emergencies include 2470 Road Traffic Accidents, 1625 Medical Emergencies, 34 Fire Emergencies, 202 emergencies related to violence and over 378 other Emergencies.
In this regard 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. The rescuers have performed special emergency duties to effectively cover large Eid prayer gatherings and have provided timely emergency medical, rescue and fire fighting services to citizens during Eid holidays.
In view of threats for floods in the province special arrangements have also been made in all districts. In this regard, around 525 affetees of flooded water were evacuated in Narowal and Sialkot by Rescue 1122 Service. In Sialkot 225 were evacuated from flooded water in Bajwal area whereas 300 habitants were also rescued in Narowal form flood inundated areas.