Rescue-1122 finalizes plan for Muharram; 400 rescuers to remain on special duties

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Emergency Service (PES), Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi has finalized arrangements for Muharram ul Harram. According to District Emergency Officer, more than 400 rescuers would remain on special duties in Rawalpindi district control room, emergency rescue stations with 25 fully equipped emergency ambulances, 12 fire vehicles, five special vehicles and two water bowzers.

20 mobile rescue teams would move with Muharram processions and emergency relief would be provided to the mourners in all tehsils of Rawalpindi district.

A comprehensive plan has been formulated to provide first aid and on spot pre-hospital medical care to the mourners while serious persons would be shifted to nearby hospitals.

He urged the mourners, volunteers and custodians of Imambargahs to cooperate with Rescue-1122 staff. Emergency officers including trained doctors would supervise the arrangements on 7th Muharram and Ashura.

Close liaison with hospitals, police, security and counter terrorism cell was also established during pre arrangement meetings.

Rescue 1122, emergency ambulances, rescue and fire services would remain on emergency alert during Muharram to provide emergency cover to the mourners in case of any emergency throughout the Muharram.

Rescue mobile posts of emergency paramedics would also be deployed at main Majalis to provide emergency cover, he added.

District Control Room would also be functional round the clock for provision of effective emergency services to the public and leaves of the rescuers have been restricted in this regard, he informed.

He appealed to the motorists to give way to the ambulances and fire vehicles and advised the citizens to dial 1122 in case of any emergency. Only timely call can ensure timely rescue, he added.