BAHAWALPUR: Rescue 1122 Emergency Service Bahawalpur has issued the performance report for the year 2019.
District Emergency Officer Bahawalpur Baqir Hussain said the control room received 549,754 phone calls of which 51,116 calls were emergency related. The average time to reach the site of emergency was seven minutes. As many as 11,815 road accidents, 493 fire-related incidents, four incidents of wall or building collapse and 1,027 fights were reported last year. A total of 31,384 medical emergencies and 6,389 other rescue-related emergencies were dealt with in 2019 by the rescue service in Bahawalpur.
The report stated that in 2019, 50,704 people were rescued out of which 17,990 were provided first aid on the spot while 31,486 were taken to the hospital.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 8th, 2020.
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