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Rescue-1122 rescues 154,272 victims in Nov

By Our Correspondent
December 03, 2023

LAHORE L Secretary of the Emergency Services Department, Dr. Rizwan Naseer, reviewed the operational performance of all districts in a meetingthe other day. Regional Emergency Officers (REOs), District Emergency Officers (DEOs) of Punjab participated via video link and the Administrator ESD, Deputy Director Operations, Provincial Monitoring Officer, heads of the wing, senior officers from the ESD participated in this operational review meeting.

All DEOs shared their operational performance of their districts while discussing major emergencies, challenges, case studies, lessons learned and initiatives from their respective districts.

Rescue 1122 ambulance. —APP File
Rescue 1122 ambulance. —APP File

Provincial Monitoring Officer briefed that Rescue 1122 rescued 154,272 victims while responding to 157,731 emergencies across Punjab during the month of November 2023. He said that out of 157,731 emergencies, 35,589 were road traffic accidents, 102,712 medical emergencies, 1,412 fire incidents, 3087 crime incidents, 52 drowning incidents, 43 structural collapses, 787 Animal Rescue and 14,049 miscellaneous operations in Punjab. He also informed that 388 people died in 35,589 road accidents in Punjab during the last month. Out of these traffic accidents, the majority of traffic accidents 7,684 occurred in Lahore in which 55 people died. Similarly, 2,537 road accidents in Faisalabad, 2,234 road accidents in Multan, 1,915 in Gujranwala, 1,400 in Rawalpindi, and 1375 in Sheikhupura while the remaining 18,444 accidents took place in 30 districts of Punjab. Similarly, the majority of fire incidents took place in major districts i.e., 322 incidents in Lahore, 100 in Faisalabad, 92 in Rawalpindi, 61 in Gujranwala, 55 in Multan and 54 in Sialkot. After a detailed review of the emergency data, DrRizwan expressed his serious concern over 388 deaths of people in 35,589 road crashes during the last month. He requested the motorbike riders to adopt the road safety measures and reduce their speed limit as per International love-30 campaign adopted all over the world.

Dr. RizwanNaseer directed all the District Emergency Officers (DEOs) to educate citizens to avoid illegal parking and especially the commuters about precautionary measures during this on-going foggy season. He expressed that it is dire need of current foggy season to take immediate action against prohibited activities on roads like parking of tractor trolleys or vehicles on road sides, vehicles with protruding bars, non-functional headlights, un-registered locally improvised vehicles and underage driving.