RAWALPINDI: Punjab Emergency Services (Rescue 1122) Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer has directed all the district emergency officers to organise mock exercises in flood-prone districts to manage any possible flood effectively.
Threat of flood looms large over Punjab
He further asked DEOs to build close liaison with the district administration to manage flood and to chalk out emergency plans. Dr Naseer added that 900 emergency medical technicians were being trained for a motorbike ambulance service, which was expected to become operational by the end of the calendar year.
Emergency services in Rawalpindi rescued 1,973 people in June, including 759 victims of traffic accidents.
PDMA Punjab prepared to cope with upcoming rains, floods
According to Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi, the emergency service responded to 1,868 emergency calls in the month of which 759 were traffic accidents, 839 were medical emergencies, 82 fire emergencies, 72 calls were made seeking help in crime, two calls were made for drowning and 113 calls were made for miscellaneous emergencies.
Further, of the 1,973 victims rescued, 379 were provided with first aid and the remaining 1,507 were shifted to hospital.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2017.