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NIM team visits Emergency Services Headquarters

In Provincial Monitoring Cell, they were also briefed about digital data base of service in which all emergency data is available

By Our Correspondent
February 24, 2024
This image shows Punjab Emergency Rescue officials during a drill in the Emergency Services Punjab. — Punjab Rescue website
This image shows Punjab Emergency Rescue officials during a drill in the Emergency Services Punjab. — Punjab Rescue website

LAHORE:A 17-member delegation of 39th Mid- Career Management Course from the National Institute of Management (NIM), Islamabad, visited the Emergency Services Headquarters and Academy to understand role, function and operational aspects of Emergency Services Department.

They witnessed ongoing specialised training activities for management of Fire & Hazmat Emergencies, Medical & Trauma Emergencies, Collapsed Structure Search & Rescue and Water Rescue & Flood Emergencies. The delegation was briefed about the 24/7 working of the Provincial Monitoring Cell (PMC) to ensure uniform standards of the service in all districts of Punjab. They also saw the working of integrated Emergency Management & Dispatch System integrating Call Management and GPS Tracking to ensure timely response. In the Provincial Monitoring Cell, they were also briefed about the digital data base of the service in which all emergency data is available and incorporated for future planning and research work. After that, the delegation visited Managers Training Centre (MTC) where Secretary Emergency Services Department (ESD) briefed the delegation about Emergency Services Reforms in Pakistan and the reasons behind the success of ESD, which was started in the provincial capital Lahore as a pilot project with 14 Ambulances, six Rescue Stations, and 200 rescuers. He briefed that the Service had rescued over 14m victims of emergencies and saved losses over Rs64bn in over 225,711 fire incidents.