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India: Chandrapur's Youths Take-up Fight for Free Ambulance Service


Nagpur: The central government mandated emergency ambulance service was first started in Andhra Pradesh in 2005 and has been implemented in many other states thereafter. Maharashtra has started process to launch the service in various cities in a phase-wise manner. However, a group of youngsters from Chandrapur have submitted a memorandum to the collector warning that if the service was not started in the district by May 1, they would launch an agitation. According to members of Black Gold City Youth Foundation, the town is in dire need of the free ambulance service and helpline 108 due to presence of sever
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India: Commissioner of Police for Education on Evacuating Accident Victims


Visakhapatnam: Commissioner of Police B. Shivadhar Reddy, called for educating people on how to extend first-aid and evacuate the accident victim to the nearby hospital without wasting valuable time. “Mishandling leads to death or disability of the patients in most cases. Hence, immediate rescue of the victim to the nearby hospital during first few minutes known as golden moments is very important,” he said at a meeting organised here to distribute active wheelchairs to empower people suffering from spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic disabilities.
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India: New Ambulance Service for Better Maternal Emergency Care: UP


Lucknow: With the aim of reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Uttar Pradesh, the health and family welfare department is working to launch a dedicated ambulance service. The ambulance network will comprise 1000 vehicles equipped to handle pregnancy related emergencies, including assisted child birth.The ambulance network will function on the pattern of 108 services. A call centre will be the core of the facility that will be extended under the National Rural Health Mission through Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) schemes. Officials said the proposal was a part o
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India: Medicare on the Move for Newborns in Tirupattur- Tamil Nadu


Tirupattur: The Specialised Newborn Care Units (SNCUs) in the State would get uniquely designed ambulances with life saving equipment to provide critical care to newborns. In the first phase, on April 05, Friday, the SNCUs in the Government Hospitals at Tirupattur, Chengalpattu, Madurai and the Institute of Child Health (ICH) in Chennai were provided with an ambulance each. The other SNCUs in the State would also be provided with similar ambulances in the near future. The ambulance that has been named ‘hospital on wheels,’ is equipped with neonatal ventilators, oxygen cylinder attached incubator (with safety belt), infusion pump,
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India: GOPIO to Honour AmeriCares India Charity


Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) has selected AmeriCares, the non-profit global health and disaster relief organization, for its Service to India Award on April 20. Three Indian Americans will also be honoured for service to the community and/or India or the society at large, according to a GOPIO release. In 2006, AmeriCares deepened its commitment to India by establishing a local presence in Mumbai. AmeriCares India today responds to emergency medical needs and delivers medical aid to health care providers in 26 Indian states and union territories.
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