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India: Bangalore: Bike Ambulances to Serve Needy in Congested Places


Bangalore, Aug 2: State health and family welfare minister, U T Khadar, informed that Karnataka, for the first time in the country, will be pressing into service \'Bike Ambulances\' to serve the patients and accident victims stuck in congested areas or roads having heavy traffic. He said that this novel initiative, being undertaken by Karnataka ahead of other states, will begin moving around the city roads in November this year.
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India: KEM Concert to Raise Funds for Trauma Centres along NH17


Going beyond the call of duty, is what a neuro-surgeon from KEM Hospital preaches. Dr Aadil Chagla, who also runs a trust, will be holding a concert on August 8 to raise funds for trauma centres along a national highway and raise awareness on road safety.\r\n\"The funds raised by the concert will used to give momentum to our trust and the agenda is to have multiple small, but well-equipped trauma centres on national highways in western India, starting with NH-17 – which links Mumbai and Goa,\" said Dr Chagla.
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India: NMMC Floats Tenders Seeking Consultants for Mobile Hospitals


 \r\nNavi Mumbai: The civic health department is reviving its project of providing round-the-clock emergency medical aid for road accident victims through mobile hospitals. A tender was floated on August 05, seeking consultants who will plan, implement and operate the Floating Advanced Casualty Complex (FACC) vehicles.\r\nThe FACC vehicles will be plying on Palm Beach Road and Sion Panvel highway, which falls under the in the NMMC south zone and the 30-km stretch covering Turbhe-Belapur Road.
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India: Analysis: The Bystander Care Effect


In the past decade, over one million people have been killed in road crashes in India. Every four minutes, one person dies in a road accident somewhere in the country. While there are various reasons why road crashes occur in the first place, what is truly alarming is the number of deaths that occur due to delay in medical care. \r\nThe Law Commission of India in its 201st report, ‘Emergency Medical Care to Victims of Accidents and During Emergency Medical Conditions and Women under Labour’, notes that “50 per cent of the fatality can be averted if victims are admitted to a hospital within the first one hour”. Thi
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India: AIIMS Trauma Centre Gets the Nod


AIIMS will now be able to better serve the humungous crowd of patients with a self-sufficient expanded trauma centre as the DDA in its Board meeting headed by the Lieutenant-Governor on August 21 approved its request and allotted 6.8 hectares of land adjacent to the existing trauma centre.\r\nFollowing this, an inspection team comprising senior officers of the planning department visited the site and found that 656 trees cover the area of which 515 are kikar or Acacia trees.
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