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India: Ajil Chako Introduces Ambulance Service in Vasai


In the wake of failure of Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation to provide all round medical services to Vasai residents causing problems in times of emergency, the Vasai-Virar District President of Youth NCP Ajil Chako has started 24/7 free ambulance services for Vasai residents at the hands of Sanjay Dina Patil, MP and President of Mumbai NCP.
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India: Ambulance Rate Fixed for 34 Regions Across Maharashtra


Mumbai: People across Maharashtra can now hire an ambulance, state-run or private, at a fixed tariff, thanks to the persistent efforts of an activist from Thane. The transport commissioner’s office recently released a rate card that will be applicable in 34 out of the state’s 48 regions. Mumbaikars, however, will have to wait longer for this as the city is among the remaining 14 regions where a standard rate hasn’t been fixed yet. Besides Mumbai, the others that come under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) region are Thane, Panvel, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Vasai, all of which are awaiting a fixed ra
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India: Kochi Action for Road Safety and Medical Aid to the Rescue of Accident Victims in Kochi


Kochi: Citizens can now heave a sigh of relief since a new initiative is being launched to rush accident victims to hospitals in Kochi. District administration and motor vehicles department (MVD) will join hands to form Kochi Action for Road Safety and Medical Aid (KARMA), a charitable society, for this purpose. Auto drivers have been roped in as volunteers and those injured in accidents will receive immediate treatment at hospitals even if they don't have money. The district collector will convene a meeting of all stakeholders on December 13 Friday to discuss the launch date and representatives of MVD, police, health dep
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India: Docs Use WhatsApp to Save Heart Patients in Golden Hour


Mumbai: Doctors at KEM Hospital have turned to the most ubiquitous personal technology - the smartphone - to speed up diagnosis of patients with suspected heart complications.  They have started using the popular smartphone messenger 'WhatsApp' to send pictures of patients' electrocardiograms (ECG) to each other for a quick review, saving time spent on reaching the emergency ward and checking the actual report.  The approach enables them to begin the treatment of a person who has suffered a heart attack within the crucial golden hour, the period when emergency care is most likely to be successful. Delay in proper diagnosis and tre
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India: Ambulance Service Under National Rural Health Mission: Review


New Delhi: The Government provides financial support to States/UTs under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for strengthening their health systems including for emergency medical transport of patients based on the requirement posed by the State/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plans. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare undertakes evaluations of Emergency   response systems (ERS) in the states, through National Health Systems Resource Centre such as: EMRI Model in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in 2009, MMU-104 services in 2011, ERS services in three districts of Andhra Pradesh in 2011, Haryana Swas
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