LAHORE: Director General Rescue 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer said on Sunday said that addition of two-wheel ambulances in the Rescue fleet was going on successfully and had provided treatment to 3,500 accidental and medical emergencies in the city during the last 24 days (since its launch).
Talking to APP, the DG 1122 said the maximum number of calls received and responded were related to accidents and medical emergencies.
To a question, Dr Rizwan Naseer said that the two-wheel motorcycle ambulances were carrying facilities like a blood pressure monitor, lifesaving medicines, glucometer, pulse oximeter, portable oxygen cylinders, cervical collar, airway and burn kit, trauma kit,
splints and an automated external defibrillator.
He said that this showed the utility it had for people living in different parts of the town.
To another question, Dr Rizwan Naseer said that the Punjab Emergency Service had launched 900 motorbike ambulances for nine divisional headquarters of the province which would become operational shortly.
He said that the motorcycle ambulance service had been launched in Multan on Saturday, adding over 100 motorbikes have started rescue operation, he added.
“Other cities where this service would start soon included,
Gujranwala, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi,” he informed.
It is pertinent to mention here that a total of 200 motorbike ambulances have been parked at 50 different locations or points across the city of Lahore.
Based on risk assessment, the city is divided into four zones or clusters of emergencies with 12 points in each zone.
Zone One includes the Walled City, Shahdara, Yadgar, and Shah Alam Market. While Zone Two included areas of Dharampura, Mughalpura, Saddar, Cantt, and Daroghawala. Similarly Zone Three includes areas of Saggian, Gulshan Ravi, Moon Market, Chauburji, Ichhra, and Mansoora. Zone Four included Gulberg, Faisal Town, Model Town, Qainchi, Defence Area, Bhutta Chowk, and Chungi Amar Sadhu.—APP