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June 17, 2021

Flood arrangements

 
June 17, 2021

LAHORE:Punjab Emergency Service DG Dr Rizwan Naseer on Wednesday reviewed flood preparedness arrangements during the ongoing corona pandemic in flood-prone districts of Punjab.

Presiding over a meeting at Rescue Headquarters, he directed all the DEOs to depute water rescue teams at vulnerable points for water or flood emergencies where the public go for swimming or recreational activities in hot summer. He directed them to ensure that motorboats and other related equipment are functional, organise emergency evacuation drills with reference to Covid emergency as large scale evacuation would need the shelter and camps, where people could ensure social distancing, sanitation and hygiene facilities, provision of masks, soaps, and hand sanitizer to prevent infection transmission.

Earlier, Ayaz Aslam, head of operations, briefed the chair on flood preparedness 2021. He said all Water Rescue Teams are high alert at districts, division and provincial level.