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September 12, 2019

2,132 mourners given first aid


September 12, 2019

Islamabad: The Punjab Emergency Service, Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi remained on high alert and provided first aid to 2,132 injured mourners and 19 hospitalised on Muharram-ul-Haram, while providing 24 hours emergency medical cover to mourning processions in District Rawalpindi.

All mourners were provided emergency medical treatment during hospitalisation by the trained medical staff of Rescue 1122. Over 300 rescuers equipped with emergency kits deputed at Rescue Stations, Mobile Posts and Rescue Key Points provided medical cover to different mourning processions.

Mourners who sustained injuries due to flagellation were provided with bulky dressing, bandages and appropriate medication by trained emergency medical technicians, while out of 2,132 injured mourners having severe injuries and deep cuts, 19 injured mourners have been shifted to different hospital of Rawalpindi after provision of first aid by Rescue1122 professionals. The leaves of the rescuers had been cancelled and special emergency duties on ambulances and mobile posts assigned to them to efficiently and effectively manage any emergency situation during Ashura. Besides that Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi dealt with 35 different emergencies during Ashura including 11 road traffic accidents, 18 medical emergencies, 01 fire incidents and 03 Other Emergencies.

The District Emergency Officer, Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi, Dr Abdur Rahman said that Rescuers are working on missionary basis to save human lives and reduce sufferings of victims of emergencies. Keeping in view the preparedness and prevention such arrangements are essential for mass gatherings so that maximum precious lives can be saved with minimum response time and all emergencies can be responded in an efficient manner.

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