Motorbike ambulance completes one year

Official says service dealt with 8,271 emergencies and 1,751 cases

Our Correspondent January 04, 2019

LAHORE: The motorbike ambulance service (MAS) of Rescue 112 completed one year and in 2018. dealt with 8,271 emergencies and 1,751 cases along with regular ambulances, said Divisional Emergency Officer Rescue 1122 Bahawalpur Malik Asif Rahim Channar.

He was speaking at an event organised to mark the one year anniversary of service at Divisional Headquarters Rescue 1122 on Thursday. Commissioner Bahawalpur Nayyar Iqbal was the chief guest at the occasion.

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The commissioner inspected all the rescue vehicles and equipment, while also visiting the control room. Later, he was given a briefing on the annual performance of Rescue 1122 Bahawalpur.

Channar shared that Rescue 1122 rescued 10,045 people and their average response time remained three minutes. He said that during the last year, 3,581 road traffic accidents, 18 fire incidents, 21 cases of quarrels, 5,367 medical emergencies, one cylinder blast, 40 cases of fall from a height and 753 cases of other emergencies were dealt with by motorcycle ambulances.

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MAS provided medical attention to 10,045 patients in 2018, he said. He appreciated the performance of Rescue 1122 officials and urged them to work with the same spirit.

Officials of the district administration, civil aviation, motorway police, Punjab Police, PTCL, the information department, education department, and rescuers attended the event.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2019.


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