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India: 24 x 7 PAN India Emergency Assist Help-Line Launched


A first of its kind 24 X 7 PAN India Emergency Assist Helpline dedicated to providing emergency assistance, One Touch Emergency Response (OTER), has been announced. On calling the emergency assist helpline subscriber to the service receives on-call assistance for handling the situation, three-way conferencing and coordination with the local police, hospitals, fire stations, taxi services and other external agencies and coordination with emergency contacts. Introduced by ASAS Security Solutions Private Limited, headquartered in New Delhi, the OTER command and control centre will provide 24 X 7 quick response and coordination through its
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India: Shield Good Samaritans to Check Road Accident Deaths, Says Apex Court


New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and states to evolve ways to enact a supportive legal framework to encourage 'good Samaritans’ in a bid to reduce road accident deaths in the country which on an average stands at 1.5 lakh every year. The court was of the view that most bystanders and witnesses to an accident hesitate to help victims for fear of being harassed in hospitals, police stations and courts where they are repeatedly summoned. "There is no denial of the fact that many deaths and loss of limbs and serious disfiguration of victims can be saved by timely medical attention. Lack of adequate number of good Samari
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India: ZHL Starts FRP Programs in Odisha to Empower Denizens to Act as a First Responder during Medical Emergencies


Bhubaneswar: Dial 108 for  Ambulance First Responders has set aim to empower all Indians to act as a first responder in the event of medical emergencies by providing them with training in First Aid and Basic Life Support techniques.  Ziqitza Health Care Ltd. (ZHL) had organised the workshop on April 29 at Govindpur High School where about 170 students and 12 teachers were trained. FRP workshops are organized by trained doctors/medical professionals from the Life supporters Institute of Health Science (LIHS), the training partner of ZHL. Mr Sabyasachi Biswal Project head Odisha said, “In most cases people want to help but do n
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India: A New Trauma Care Centre on Pune-Mumbai E-way to Become Functional by July


Here is some good news for motorists using the Mumbai-Pune Exressway. If things go per the plan, a trauma care centre built by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRDC) will become operational at Ozarde village near Talegaon on E-way by July. After the centre becomes operational, accident victims on the Expressway could get faster access to medical aid and an option to be air-lifted to the nearest hospital.  The trauma care centre will also provide an air-ambulance or helicopter service to shift accident victims to nearest hospital. The MSRDC is seeking the help of state health department for manning the trauma care cent
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India: Mock Drill at Mangalore Airport


Mangalore: A mock drill was carried out at the Mangalore airport to check the preparedness and efficiency of the authorities concerned to deal with a major disaster situation. A full scale emergency mock exercise was carried out in the airport premises last evening by putting on fire a miniature-model of an aircraft, official sources said. A temporary hospital was set up in the airport premises. The "victims of the drill" were picked up by the hospital teams. Chief Fire and Safety Officer H S Varada Rajan explained that as there was a lack of co-ordination at the time of plane crash in May 2010, they were leaving no loopholes.
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