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India: Dedicated Lane Plan for Emergency Vehicles


Delhi: At present, lanes on the extreme right on any road are considered as disaster management lanes. According to the law, motorists are required to make way for an emergency vehicle on hearing the siren. However, that rarely happens because of the traffic chaos that reigns in the city.\r\nIn view of the current circumstances, the Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi, before retiring next February, has directed the traffic police to get going with a project that would ensure uninterrupted movement of vehicles providing emergency services. For strict implementation, Bassi wants ‘hard shoulders’ instead of emergency corridors, which
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India: West Bengal Government to Launch Boat Ambulances for Remote Islands


Kolkata: Remote islands in Bengal would no longer be deprived for prompt medical services with the West Bengal government\'s plan to launch boat ambulances for patients.\r\nThe boat ambulances come complete with a GPS tracking mechanism and other emergency facilities for patients living mostly in the remote islands of Malda and South 24 Parganas. These would be including necessary medicines too for emergency treatments on the go. 
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India: JIPMER Launches Emergency Service


Puducherry: The Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) announced the setting up of a 24/7 helpline in Casualty for patients requiring emergency tele-medical services.\r\nA team of senior and junior doctors will be given a smartphone to attend to calls, said a press release from Jipmer. The doctor on duty will guide the patient on immediate first aid through the telephone. If the patient’s distress is relieved, then he or she may be asked to come to the outpatient department concerned as advised by the Casualty doctor. If not, the patient will be advised to reach the Casualty as soon as possible, wi
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India: Now Dial 112 for any Emergency


Hyderabad: Central Home Ministry has chosen Telangana State to pilot the one dial emergency service ‘112’. Gujarat is the second state that has been chosen.\r\nThe central Home Ministry’s one dial solution for all emergencies will cater to people in need in the span of minutes of complaining. It is reported that the ministry is planning to start the 24 hour services in 36 centers across the country.Since the Telangana State Police had similar project soon to be implemented, the central government has chosen Telangana state to pilot
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India: Emergency Medical Rooms Set Up at 3 Central Railway Stations


Mumbai: The CR on 8 December informed the Bombay high court that it had set up emergency medical rooms (EMR) at three railway stations and would do so at nine others by March. The railway\'s status report was placed before the HC, which is hearing a PIL filed by activist Samir Zaveri seeking medical aid to rail accident victims within the \"golden hour\" and setting up of EMR at stations.\r\nThe railways said that EMRs had been made available at Dadar, Thane and Panvel stations. The ones at Mulund, Kalyan, Dombivli and Vashi would be ready by December 2015, at Kurla, Ghatkopar and Diva by January 2016 and Wadala Road and Karjat by March 2016.
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