PCR vans: Common man`s ambulance in Delhi
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 02, 2010, 18:20
New Delhi: PCR vans in the capital seem to have become the common man's ambulance with 50,765 injured persons being transported to hospitals by them in the year 2009.

Out of this, 18,094 were road mishap victims, while 32,671 were involved in other accidents.

"As PCR vans are the first to reach the site of any incident, in most of the accident cases, they are the ones ferrying victims to the hospital," Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal told reporters here.

The PCR service received 2,057 calls from students and children, 7,646 calls from women and 2,708 calls from senior citizens during the year.

The PCRs have also been busy arresting criminals with 35 dacoits, 17 snatchers, 10 burglars and 960 other offenders being taken into custody by them.

Around 10 PCR vans have been ear-marked and stationed at different locations visited by tourists.


First Published: Saturday, January 02, 2010, 18:20

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