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India: City Patrol Unit Trained to Provide First Aid to Accident Victims


Dehradun: Besides streamlining the flow of traffic in Dehradun and Haridwar, the unique City Patrol Unit (CPU) has now been entrusted with the responsibility of providing first aid to people injured in road accidents. A 2-day workshop was organized at a private hospital here to train these officers. The event came to an end on November 23. 
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India: International Emergency Numbers 911, 112 Come to Aid of Chennai


Chennai: ‘Call 911,\' may no longer be just a line from a Hollywood thriller. Chennai city police has added the emergency services number \'911\' to its existing list of helplines for immediate police assistance.\r\nApart from the existing \'100\' number, people can dial \'911\', which is used in the US and Canada, and \'112\', the emergency helpline in the European Union, for help. These numbers are used in 38countries, and the local police introduced them here so that those travelling abroad or coming to the city will have access to universally accepted helpline numbers.
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India: 198 New Ambulances Added to Arogya Kavacha Fleet


Bengaluru: With an addition of 198 more vehicles to the 108 Arogya Kavacha’s existing fleet of 517 ambulances, more people can now hope to get transported to the nearest hospital within the ‘golden hour’.\r\nChief Minister Siddaramaiah, who flagged off the new vehicles on 25 November, said the idea was to provide one ambulance for less than 70,000 people. “As of now, one ambulance is catering to one lakh people,” he said.
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India: Traffic Helpline on Anvil to Clear Roads for Ambulancese


Mumbai: In a bid to save lives, the traffic department has launched a project where calls received by the \\\'108\\\' ambulance service will be processed and cops will clear roads on priority for vehicles ferrying critical patients. \r\n\r\nThe department has tied up with a cell-phone service provider and plans to announce a dedicated phone number on which eyewitnesses or family members of patients can call on when they are about to be taken to hospital. Many lives have been lost due to ambulances getting caught up in traffic snarls. \r\n \r\n \r\n 
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India: Belman at Last Gets State Ambulance Service 108


Karkal: The people of Belman near here at last got the facility of state-owned ambulance service 108. Belman lies halfway between Karkal and Udupi, whenever any road mishaps used to take place in the neighbourhood of Belman such as Nandalike, Mundkoor, Saccheripere and Bola, the state-owned ambulance was not available to administer first-aid and rush the victim to the nearby hospital.\r\nMeanwhile, the state health and family welfare minister U T Khader approved the services of 108.Request for this was made by local people’s representative Xavier D’Mello, SupreetShetty and other social activists to the then MP Jayaprakash Hegde in
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