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India: Medical Help for Accident Victims Just a Call Away


Ranchi: With an aim to provide assistance victims in the city, the government is coming up with a new system that will ensure immediate medical help.  Under the golden hour system, any witness to an accident can call up police control room on 100, 09651-2217100 or 0651-215855 and report about the accident. A register will be maintained in the control room which will have the contact number of the hospitals situated close to the site of the accident. The officer at police control room will call up the concerned hospital and an ambulance will be immediately sent to the spot. 
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India: DHS asks Cops to Identify Hotspots


Mumbai: The Directorate of Health Services (DHS) has asked the Maharashtra Highway Traffic Police to locate ‘hotspots’ on the highways, where specialised ambulances can be stationed for emergency accident cases.This move comes as a consequence of the many lives that have been lost in the last few months due to lack of emergency medical response units. However, a big concern is whether these sanctioned 937 ambulances aimed at providing help in the ‘golden hour’ in emergency cases for a single patient at a time, will be sufficient where more than one road accident victim is battling for his/her life. When asked, direct
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India: More Ambulances by March - Maharashtra


Mumbai: After a long wait of three years, the state government will finally roll out 156 specialised ambulances in the first week of February at Nashik, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur as part of their `1,060 crore project for five years, wherein 937 specialised ambulances will reach any given spot in Maharashtra in 30 minutes, after being alerted on the emergency number '108'. The ambulances being provided by Pune-based BVG India Ltd. are expected to roll out across Maharashtra by March end, confirmed Dr Satish Pawar, director of Health Services. “The control room is at Pune. The ambulances are being tested. This free servic
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India: Soon, One Number for all Emergencies across India


New Delhi: “911, what’s your emergency?” How many times have we heard this line in American sitcoms and movies? India may soon get its own 911, one number for all emergencies. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its nod to this proposal by the Ministry of Home Affairs on February 5 Wednesday. Under this project, the Department of Information Technology will work with device makers to introduce panic buttons in mobile phones or landline phones that can trigger emergency alarms. Since mobile phones come with their own GPS monitors, these devices can then be tracked by the emergency response teams. The Governm
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India: Registry of Snake Bite Victims on the Cards - Tamil Nadu


Chennai: Last year, at least 300 persons were reported to have died of snake bites in the State, and around 7,000 others treated for the same in government hospitals. Though various wings of the health department collect information on snake bite victims, the State does not have a comprehensive registry to fall back on. Director of public health K. Kulandaisamy said the directorate has proposed to start a registry. In December of last year alone, hospitals under the directorate of medical services recorded around 1,427 cases of snakebites and four deaths. The other deaths were reported from primary health centres, data collected from healt
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