The Punjab Emergency Service Ambulance, Rescue & Fire Services shall remain on high alert during Eid holidays in all 36 districts of Punjab to provide emergency services in case of any untoward incidents to the public at large. This was said by Rescue Punjab Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer during a meeting held at Emergency Services Headquarters on Thursday. The head of operations briefed the Punjab Rescue director general about emergency plans for Eid that have been finalised in all districts of Punjab in consultation with the respective deputy commissioners. Punjab Rescue DG was briefed that around 9,907 rescuers shall be deployed at strategic sites during Eid holidays in order to ensure prompt response to emergencies, disasters, or any others untoward incident. It was further briefed that 9,907 rescuers shall perform Eid duties in three shifts at 550 key points established across Punjab including 250 key points of emergency vehicles and 300 of motorbike ambulances. Besides that, 200 mobile rescue posts shall also be established in all districts of Punjab. In this regard, emergency response and management plans have been chalked out by all district emergency officers in consultation with all stakeholders in district emergency board meetings for effective and efficient management of any untoward incident during Eid holidays. Special Mobile Rescue posts shall also provide optimum emergency cover at major Eid prayer venues. The Provincial Monitoring Cell and Patient Transfer Services Cell at Rescue 1122 Headquarters shall remain operational round-the-clock to ensure effective implementation of district emergency plans. Punjab Rescue DG while restricting the leaves of rescue staff during Eid holidays, directed to exhibit high spirits of professionalism and render exemplary services to humanity in a dedicated and committed manner. The DG wished all the citizens a safe and prosperous Eid and advised motorists to drive safely and avoid stunts during Eid holidays. He also appealed to the citizens to immediately dial 1122 in case of an emergency, as only timely call can ensure timely rescue. Published in Daily Times, August 17th 2018.