Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi responded to 180 emergencies and rescued 212 victims during the Eid holidays. Out of these, 107 were related to road accidents, five fire incidents, four crime incidents, one drowning case and 48 medical emergencies.
In Rawalpindi, more than 400 rescue staff remained on duty with 14 fully equipped emergency ambulances, 10 fire vehicles, two special rescue vehicles, one water rescue van and two water bowsers.
Four special mobile posts had also been established to effectively provide medical cover to public gatherings at Ayub Park, Nawaz Shareef Park, Jinnah Park and GPO Chowk, while emergency vehicles had been deputed at Children Park Gawalmandi, Liaquat Bagh , Rawal Chowk and Chungi Number 22 on Eid day.
In Murree, 150 staffers remained on duty and rescued 107 victims while responding to 87 emergency calls during the same period.
Rescue 1122 Punjab Director-General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer has lauded the emergency preparedness and response of staff across the province.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2013.