DG reviews rescue arrangements during Muharram
The Director General, Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer reviewed arrangements of Rescue 1122 for providing emergency cover to mourning processions of Muharram-ul-Harram in all Districts of Punjab.
He also reviewed arrangements of all districts and analyzed working of district control rooms and Provincial Monitoring Cell. He directed all DEOs to restrict the leaves of the rescuers, implement Code Red on 9th & 10th of the Muharram and provide emergency cover while strictly observing Corona Emergency Response protocols to all major processions.
He asserted that Disaster Response Force stationed at Rescue Headquarters will be dispatched in case of any major emergency for backup support.
He was presiding over a video link meeting of Districts Emergency Officers and senior rescue officers at Rescue 1122 Headquarters here on Tuesday. DG Rescue Punjab directed all DEOs to review the checklist of preparedness & continuously hold meetings of District Emergency Boards with key focal persons of Shia Sect/ Majalis, ensure training of Imamia Scouts/ volunteers, and mapping of all licensed & traditional majalis and processions. He also directed them to communicate all directions to field formation of Rescue Service to ensure emergency response with personal protective equipment especially facemask, practice social distance avoid eating and drinking in gathering to avoid the spread of Corona.
Earlier, Head of Operations Mr. Ayaz Aslam briefed DG Rescue Punjab that rescuers in all districts are performing emergency duties as per emergency plans for Muharram-ulHarram in accordance with the directions issued by the Government of Punjab.