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India: Fast-Track Admission of Emergency patients, Nadda Tells AIIMS


New Delhi: Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday (13 April) directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here to examine ways to fast-track admission of patients requiring emergency treatment and interventions.\r\nThe health and family welfare minister gave the directions in this regard to AIIMS director M.C. Misra while chairing the 149th meeting of the reconstituted Institute Body, of which Nadda is the president.
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India: One 108 Ambulance for Every 75,000 People: CM


Hyderabad: The state government has decided to put one ‘108’ ambulance in place for every 75,000 population, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said.\r\n\\r\\n\r\nReviewing the functioning of the ‘108’ and ‘104’ emergency services, rural medical facilities and the trauma care facilities in the state at a meeting here on Tuesday (12 April), Rao said that ever since the state’s formation, 169 ambulances had been added to the ‘108’ fleet. “Of those, 145 vehicles are already in operation and the others will be pressed into service soon,” he said.
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India: 25 Emergency Ambulances to Get GPS Chennai


Chennai: GVK EMRI has started installing GPS in its 108 ambulances to expedite response to calls after accidents. At present, GPS is available in 2 of its vehicles operating in Chennai. The results of using the technology were encouraging. Hence, as a pilot project 25 ambulances will be fitted with GPS, say officials.\r\n“GPS would be especially helpful in the event of an accident involving multi-casualty when we need to deploy more vehicles to the accident site,” says B. Prabhudoss, head of marketing, GVK EMRI. It would also bring transparency at all times.
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India: Armar to the Rescue as Dial 108 Draws Blank


Ranchi: A fleet of 8 ambulances offering basic life support to road accident victims under accident response medical assistance Ranchi (Armar) is filling the void created by the absence of 108 ambulance services in Ranchi. The state health department believes Armar intervention has been \"beneficial\" since the 108 ambulance service has been delayed in Ranchi.\r\nThough the state has procured 30 of 300 critical care ambulances at the start of the year, they are yet to be pressed into service.
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India: Smart phones Sought for 108 Ambulance Drivers to Digitise Operations


Bengaluru: There are 12 forms that the ambulance driver and paramedic are expected to fill, including those for case details, medicines consumed and fleet maintenance. Should the government give a nod, all these would be fed through the phone.\r\nGVK EMRI, which runs the 108 Arogya Kavacha ambulance service, has sent a proposal to the state government seeking smart phones for ambulance drivers. K Krishnam Raju, president, GVK EMRI, said after a press conference on Wednesday (4 May) that this is being done to ensure that case details are digitised. “We have sent the proposal to the government and are yet to get a response,” h
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