Lahore: Maah-e-Azadi celebrations of Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) are in full swing as the Service has planned to hold Taqreebat-e-Azadi in all Districts of Punjab to commemorate Independence Day on 14th August.
The Punjab Emergency Service has completed its preparations for Mahh-e-Azadi which includes decorations of Rescue 1122 Headquarters & Emergency Services Academy with national flags, hoisting of flags on all Rescue Stations in 36 Districts of Punjab, flag marches and Taqreebat-e-Azadi throughout the month.
DG Rescue Punjab Dr. Rizwan Naseer while reviewing emergency/ independence commemoration arrangements for Independence Day in Rescue 1122 Headquarters on Wednesday directed all the District Emergency Officers (DEOs) to ensure display of national flags on district rescue stations; on emergency vehicles and small national flags on uniforms. He further directed the DEOs to continue organizing Taqreebat-e-Azadi; awareness seminars and speech contests and other competitions among the rescuers to commemorate Independence Day.
Moreover, in order to effectively deal with any untoward incident, all the Districts Emergency Officers (DEOs) of Punjab have been assigned special duties in emergency rescue stations and sensitive areas in order to provide swift response, rescue, emergency medical treatment and safe transportation to the emergency victims on 14th August. The Director General said that apart from flag hoisting ceremonies at their respective stations, the rescuers shall ready to help the victims of emergencies with more commitment and the Service shall remain on high alert in all districts of Punjab. DG Rescue Punjab appealed to the citizens to co-operate with Punjab Emergency Service by providing timely information by dialing 1122 and providing way to the Emergency Ambulances, Rescue and Fire Vehicles. He also urged the parents to ask their youths to avoid indulging in dangerous act of one-wheeling.
According to the emergency plan, all mobile posts and ambulances with medical kits shall remain alert with immediate emergency medical cover if needed. Emergency officers including trained doctors shall supervise the arrangements on this auspicious occasion. The Service believes that it is the right of the citizens to celebrate Independence with its true spirit; however, they should take care of their safety and avoid racing and one wheeling. Special arrangements are also made to provide emergency cover to the citizens who celebrate Independence at night on roads with their families.