FAISALABAD: At least 1.18 million fake calls were received by Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Faisalabad during the current year.
According to Rescue 1122 spokesman, it is an important service which helps the ailing humanity in case of emergency but non-serious elements of the society were teasing the department through fake and irrelevant calls. He said that Rescue 1122 responded to more than 76,983 emergency calls during current year, out of these calls, 44,643 calls were of medical emergency, 22,696 calls of road traffic accidents, 1274 calls of fire incidents, 2,271 calls of violation incidents, 100 calls of building collapse, 59 calls of drowning incidents, 7 calls of cylinder blasts and 5,934 calls of miscellaneous incidents.
The spokesman said that Rescue 1122 dealt 81,139 patients during 2019, including shifting 45,681 patients to various hospitals and providing first aid treatment to 32,934 patients on the spot.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2019.