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emergency

n. a sudden, unforeseen happening which requires action to correct or to protect lives and/or property.

emergency

1 in the law relating to civil defence or civil contingencies, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to human welfare in a place in the United Kingdom, an event or situation which threatens serious damage to the environment of a place in the United Kingdom, or war, or terrorism, which threatens serious damage to the security of the United Kingdom. An event or situation threatens damage to human welfare only if it involves, causes or may cause loss of human life, human illness or injury, homelessness, damage to property, disruption of a supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel, disruption of a system of communication, disruption of facilities for transport, or disruption of services relating to health. An event or situation threatens damage to the environment only if it involves, causes or may cause contamination of land, water or air with biological, chemical or radioactive matter, or disruption or destruction of plant life or animal life.
2 in the law relating to fire and rescue, an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause one or more individuals to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals).
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The Punjab Emergency Service rescued 16,266 victims of different emergencies while responding to 15,590 emergencies in all 36 districts of the province during Eidul Azha.
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He briefed that Service was started as a Pilot Project from Lahore in October 2004, and gradually evolved into an integrated emergency services model and comprehensive emergency preparedness, response and prevention system, established under the Punjab Emergency Service Act, 2006, which includes emergency ambulance, rescue, fire services and community emergency response teams.
During the meeting, the activities of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were also discussed: emergency rescue operations, protective measures, emergency prognosis, issues of resettlement from potentially dangerous areas and others.
In her talk, Dr Barbra Villona, an international emergency physician and American College of Emergency Physicians' ambassador to Pakistan, explained what current evidence showed about physician gender bias and why it needed to be addressed.
"This work establishes a new baseline estimate of the emergency care workforce, encompassing nearly 60,000 emergency medicine clinicians, of whom fewer than two in three were emergency physicians," the authors write.
It is foolish to think that we will never undergo an emergency in life, and most of the time, emergencies cost a lot of money.
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