Lahore: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has responded to 36840 emergencies of different natures and rescued 36742 victims during the month of October, 2012.
The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service Dr. Rizwan Naseer carried out a monthly performance review of rescue operations, which took place in different parts of the Punjab, here at Rescue 1122 Headquarters.
Rescue’s DG said, “The Service has effectively responded different emergencies including 14594 traffic crashes, 19751 medical emergencies, 577 fire cases and 47 buildings collapses during last month, while maintaining its average response time of seven minutes”. Appreciating the performance of district emergencies officers (DEOs) of Punjab, Dr. Rizwan Naseer said that Punjab Emergency Service has started different community awareness programs, aiming towards changing minds. The Director General also stressed upon the DEOs to evolve a comprehensive strategy to cope with ever increasing number of emergencies, due to traffic load on various imperative arteries of the Province. He requested to the masses to call only in case of major accidents and critical emergencies so that misuse of emergency resources could be prevented.
The emergency calls to which Rescue 1122 responded also include 54 Drowning Incidents, 213 Special Rescue Operations, 4 Explosions and 1600 emergencies related to crimes.
These 36840 rescue operations in the month of October, 2012 includes 6695 rescue operations in Lahore, 3616 in Faisalabad, 2488 in Multan, 2367 in Gujranwala, 1404 in Bahawalpur, 1139 in Rawalpindi, 1375 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 950 in Sargodha, 764 in Rahim Yar Khan, 1493 in Sahiwal, 1050 in Sialkot, 310 in Murree, 1268 in Jhang, 545 in Toba Tek Singh, 706 in Muzafargarh, 605 in Rajanpur, 398 in Mianwali, 677 in Pakpattan, 593 in Kasur, 542 in Gujrat, 589 in Bahawalnagar, 375 in Jehlum, 691 in Attock, 678 in Khanewal, 381 in Vehari, 345 in Chakwal, 594 in Okara, 495 in Hafizabad, 700 in Sheikhupura, 621 in Lodhran, 320 in Nankana Sahib, 347 in Khushab, 309 in Mandibaha-ud-din, 492 in Narowal, 386 in Layyah and 434 in Bhakkar.