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India: Jammu and Kashmir to get 25 Critical Care Ambulances finally


Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir, which often leads in clinching top national awards and honours in health and medical care, doesn’t have a fully functional emergency ambulance system. This situation is now going to change with the government taking a final call on buying 25 critical care ambulances (CCAs).\r\nThe urgent need for CCAs arose as the state has only four of these – two in Kashmir and two in Jammu. These were not of much use to general patients as they were kept stand-in for ministerial emergencies.
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India: GIS Mapping of Disaster-Prone Spots in 14 Districts of Maharashtra to Start soon


Summary: The study will be uploaded on the websites of District Disaster Management Authority and State Disaster Management Authority. The 14 districts are Nashik, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Solapur, Satara, and Aurangabad, Latur, Gondia, Nagpur and Chandrapur districts.\r\n\"Uploading the information about hazardous (disaster-prone) sites on the website using the GIS will help take preventive measures and in preparedness.\"Be it a man-made or natural disaster, the incident leaves a long trail of life and property damage. It is likely to cut down the damage to life and property. It also at times takes toll on the
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India: Pvt Firm to Provide Medical Assistance in 15 Minutes


Amritsar: To provide emergency medical services to any patient in need, a private health service provider MUrgency launched its application MUrgency in city on May 30. The application will serve as an emergency helpline as well as first-aid contact for all the health-related emergencies that otherwise get neglected due to dispersion of medical-aid contacts.\r\nThe application will support both the mobile technology versions, i.e. IOS and android. It would connect people in need of medical help in case of emergency and the medical assistance would be provided with credentialed doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics available in the proximity.
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India: Workshop on Emergency Heart Care Held to train general population


Guwahati: In association with GNRC Hospitals, the Guwahati chapter of Heart Care Society of Assam, organised a workshop to train the general public on emergency heart care and disaster management at Sparsh High, a Montessori school of the city, recently.\r\nHeart surgeon Bikash Rai Das and the director of Pre-Hospital Care and Emergency Services, Dr Atanu. Barthakur of GNRC Hospitals was the key resource persons. Emergency physician Dr Subrata Dev Bhagawati demonstrated what to do in case of a sudden heart attack.
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India: Drone Delivers First-Aid kit for 10km on Test Flight


Bengaluru: Keeping hopes alive of Bengaluru giving India its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for organ transportation, scientists and engineers successfully test-flew a prototype last week.\r\nThe National Design and Research Forum (NDRF), which includes top scientist and one of the brains behind the project K Ramachandra, saw the \'+copter\' built by its partner Throttle Aerospace Systems (TAS) fly to the designated area. Although the vehicle didn\'t carry an organ, the technology of picking a predefined geo-tagged location and landing the vehicle there was tested. The vehicle carried a 3kg first-aid kit on the 17-minute flight.
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