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Delhi Police PCR received over 14 cr distress calls in 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police's PCR unit attended over 14 crore distress calls and took 53,469 injured persons to hospitals for immediate medical aid in the last year.

The Police Control Room (PCR) staff also apprehended 260 persons, including 71 robbers, 23 bootleggers, and 43 snatchers, according to the statistics shared by the Police.

"The PCR vans support the local traffic police in crime prevention and detection and and order arrangements on a daily basis," said a

"The PCR personnel have also acted as life savers in cases of drowning, fire incidents, and by giving CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) to victims," he said.

Last year, live births took place in six cases inside the PCR vans while the mothers were on their way to the

In 10 cases, human lives were saved by the PCR staff by giving victims timely CPR who were struggling for breath.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 15:50 IST