400 rescuers to remain on high alert on Ashura

RAWALPINDI Punjab Emergency Service Rescue-1122 will remain on high alert to provide relief to mourners on the Ashura day.

Around 400 rescue workers would perform duty in district control room, emergency rescue stations with 25 fully equipped emergency ambulances, 12 fire vehicles, five special vehicles and two water bowzers and

mobile posts would move along with the mourning processions in the city, the Rescue-1122 spokesperson Deeba Shahnaz told reporter here on Saturday.

She said that the Punjab Emergency Service had chalked out a comprehensive plan to provide emergency medical cover to the mourning processions.

According to details, rescuers have been assigned special emergency duties in this regard and they will remain on “Emergency Alert.”

She advised citizens to dial 1122 in case of any emergency as only timely call could ensure timely rescue, adding rescue staff would be alert at their stations including at Chandni Chowk, Civil Lines, Bahria Town and Pirwadhai Morr and Kalma Chowk.

Meanwhile, the allied hospitals including Benazir Bhutto, District Headquarters and Holy Family hospitals have been put on high alert to meet any untoward situation during Ashura.