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India: Indira College to Start 24X7 Ambulance Service


Pune: A day after dna reported how the private ambulance driver, who after taking the highway accident victim to a hospital, had demanded a BlackBerry from her accompanying friends as his service charges before allowing the patient to alight, Indira Group of Institutes chairperson Tarita Shankar said that the college would start a 24X7 ambulance service for students. “I was shocked at how inhuman people can be. If I had met the ambulance driver, I would surely have taught him humanity. Even the students of our college are enraged. But rather than wasting our time in protesting, we thought of doing something constructive,” she sai
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India: Royapettah Govt. Hospital to Get Zero-Delay Trauma Ward


Chennai: The Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) will soon have a zero-delay ward to treat trauma victims. This will bring the hospital on a par with the three tertiary-care centers in the city. At present, doctors at the hospital refer seriously injured trauma-care patients to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.GRH superintendent N. Gunasegaram said the hospital would develop a 21-bed ward for the purpose. A plan is being drawn up now. On September 30 Monday, health minister K.C. Veeramani inaugurated a five-bed intensive care unit for children at the hospital. “We have around 80 to 90 in-patients and 300 to 500 children in our
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India: Ambulance - Hospital Link to Save Many Lives


Chennai: Every 30-minute delay in treatment of a person with heart attack doubles chances of death. To bridge this lapse, the medical fraternity has tied up with the state government to bring in a system wherein doctors can monitor patients even as they are brought to hospitals in ambulances. The project involves transmitting the ECG reports of patients in ambulances real time to a doctor at the nearest hospital. The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Tamil Nadu Govt., STEMI systems of care in India and GVK-EMRI which operates the '108' ambulance. "The project works on the principle of hub and spokes. The hu
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India: Kerala State invites Short Tenders for 108 Ambulance Service


Thiruvananthapuram: The state health department has invited short tenders for operating the 108 ambulance service for six months in Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram. The fresh tender notice said: "Those agencies, which, in the last five years, have operated for minimum two years an emergency ambulance service of any state government, either covering the entire state or a part of the state, with a fleet of at least 25 ambulances supported by a control room, are eligible to apply." The Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited has invited new tenders as its agreement with the Ziqitsa Health Care Limited will expire on Oc
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India: GVK-EMRI Signs MoU with AAFP


Hyderabad: The GVK-EMRI, which operates the ‘108’ emergency services, has signed an MoU with American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for conducting certification training programmes in Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) for the first time in India. Dr GV RamanaRao, head, Emergency Medicine Learning Centre, said at the GVK-EMRI office at Kompally here on Tuesday that GVK-EMRI was licensed by AAFP to conduct ALSO certification programmes for doctors and other healthcare providers in India. Dr Raja NarsingRao, national consultant, EMLC, also spoke.
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