RAWALPINDI – Punjab Emergency Services (PES) Rescue 1122 Director General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer carried out a performance review of emergency operations in all districts of Punjab to ensure uniform standard of the Service.

The emergency data has revealed that the service has rescued over 32957 victims of emergencies while carrying out 33697 rescue operations during the month of March, 2012 in 36 cities of Punjab, while maintaining its average response time. It was observed in meeting that the numbers of emergencies are increasing day by day.

The emergency calls to which Rescue 1122 responded includes 13040 Road Traffic Accidents, 17934 Medical emergencies, 908 Fire incidents, 46 Building Collapse incidents, 1588 Crime, 59 Drowning Incidents, 104 Special Rescue operations mostly animal rescue and 18 Explosions, informed Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi spokesperson here on Monday.

These 33697 rescue operations in the month of March, 2012 includes 6741 rescue operations in Lahore, 3182 in Faisalabad, 2654 in Multan, 2068 in Gujranwala, 1344 in Bahawalpur, 1080 in Rawalpindi, 1220 in Dera Ghazi Khan, 1136 in Sargodha, 780 in Rahim Yar Khan, 1079 in Sahiwal, 960 in Sialkot, 290 in Murree, 1105 in Jhang, 405 in Toba Tek Singh, 627 in Muzafargarh, 410 in Rajanpur, 384 in Mianwali, 555 in Pakpattan, 634 in Kasur, 379 in Gujrat, 515 in Bahawalnagar, 282 in Jehlum, 555 in Attock, 546 in Khanewal, 396 in Vehari, 276 in Chakwal, 633 in Okara, 327 in Hafizabad, 616 in Sheikhupura, 576 in Lodhran, 313 in Nankana Sahib, 281 in Khushab, 285 in Mandibaha-ud-din, 338 in Narowal, 305 in Layyah and 420 in Bhakkar.

DG Dr Rizwan Naseer stressed upon District Emergency Officers to evolve a strategy to manage increasing number of emergencies due to increased traffic load. He requested bystanders to call only in case of major accident and critical emergency so that misuse of emergency resources can be prevented. He also requested citizens to avoid calling 1122 in minor illness so that genuine emergency victims can be provided with swift emergency services.