The Director-General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer, on Wednesday, reviewed the flood preparedness arrangements during the ongoing Corona Pandemic in flood-prone districts of Punjab.
While presiding over a meeting at Rescue Headquarters today, he directed all the DEOs to depute water rescue teams at the vulnerable points for water or flood emergencies where the public go for swimming or recreational activities in hot summer. nation reported.
He directed them to ensure that motorboats and other related equipment are functional, organize Emergency Evacuation Drills with reference to COVID emergency as large scale evacuation would need the shelter and camps, where people could ensure social distancing, sanitation and hygiene facilities, provision of masks, soaps, and hand sanitizer to prevent infection transmission.
Earlier Mr Ayaz Aslam Head of Operations briefed the chair about flood preparedness 2021. He said that all Water Rescue Teams are high alert at districts, division and provincial level.
Furthermore, the Regional Emergency Officers have also conducted monitoring visits of their respective districts to ensure flood management preparedness.
DG Rescue emphasized that all Water Rescue Teams must be deployed immediately at vulnerable points, especially at water-related picnic points, swimming sites and strategic points near the riverine area to aware public to maintain a safe distance from water, prepare a personal kit for their families and provide swift response in case of any untoward incident.