By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The Punjab Emergency Service (PES), commonly known as Rescue 1122, responded to 15,355 emergencies and rescued 15,909 victims in Punjab during Eid holidays.
The ambulances, rescue and fire services responded to 6,086 emergencies of road accidents, 7,129 medical, 440 crime incidents, 388 fire, 36 drowning and 1,039 other emergencies.
Presiding over a meeting at PES Headquarters here on Saturday, Rescue-1122 Director-General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer said that 55 people were killed while 7,284 sustained injuries in road accidents on Eid holidays.
Out of 7,284 injured, 744 received head injuries, 366 multiple fractures, 1,331 single fractures and 93 spinal injuries.
The provincial monitoring cell (PMC) briefed the DG that emergency plans, evolved by the Rescue-1122 for Eid were implemented in coordination with deputy commissioners in all districts of Punjab.
The meeting was briefed that 11,130 rescuers performed duties in three shifts at 650 key points, established across the province including 250 points for emergency vehicles and 400 for motorbike ambulances. The largest number of emergencies occurred in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Bahawalpur. The emergency service Lahore responded to 2,222 emergencies including 1,190 road accidents. Faisalabad responded to 1,269 emergencies including 521 accidents, Multan dealt with 965 emergencies with 459 accidents, Gujranwala responded to 791 emergencies with 370 accidents and Bahawalpur dealt with 698 emergencies including 208 accidents during Eid.