Lahore: The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Dr. Rizwan Naseer carried out a performance review of emergency operations in all districts of Punjab to ensure uniform standard of the Service.
The emergency data has revealed that the Service has rescued over 40700 victims of emergencies while carrying out 39163 rescue operations during the month of August, 2012 in all Districts of Punjab, while maintaining its average response time.
The emergency calls to which Rescue 1122 responded includes 18036 Road Traffic Accidents, 25076 Medical emergencies, 768 Fire incidents, 110 Building Collapse incidents, 2264 Crime, 207 Drowning Incidents, 188 Special Rescue Operations and 28 Explosions.
These 39163 rescue operations in the month of August, 2012 includes 7172 rescue operations in Lahore, 4235 in Faisalabad, 2995 in Multan, 2705 in Gujranwala, 1417 in Bahawalpur, 1147 in Rawalpindi, 1324 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 1264 in Sargodha, 792 in Rahim Yar Khan, 1544 in Sahiwal, 970 in Sialkot, 474 in Murree, 1246 in Jhang, 505 in Toba Tek Singh, 575 in Muzafargarh, 523 in Rajanpur, 454 in Mianwali, 653 in Pakpattan, 668 in Kasur, 472 in Gujrat, 630 in Bahawalnagar, 341 in Jehlum, 660 in Attock, 669 in Khanewal, 451 in Vehari, 323 in Chakwal, 613 in Okara, 467 in Hafizabad, 853 in Sheikhupura, 672 in Lodhran, 336 in Nankana Sahib, 415 in Khushab, 346 in Mandibaha-ud-din, 491 in Narowal, 283 in Layyah and 478 in Bhakkar.
The Director General, stressed upon District Emergency Officers to evolve a strategy to manage increasing number of emergencies due to increased traffic load. He requested bystanders to call only in case of major accident and critical emergency so that misuse of emergency resources can be prevented. He also requested citizens to avoid calling 1122 in minor illness so that genuine emergency victims can be provided with swift emergency services.