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India: Set Benchmark for Ambulances, SC Tells Centre


New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to immediately set a benchmark for ambulances, listing all mandatory facilities required in such vehicles.\r\nA Bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur said in the absence of standardisation, people were getting trucks and vans registered as ambulances to avail duty exemptions and were operating these as medical emergency vehicles without necessary facilities. The only thing that made these vehicles ambulances was the “red cross symbol” pasted on these, it said.
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India: Keep Emergency Services Operational during Eid Vacation: PMO


New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday (Jun 29) directed all organisations related to emergency services to take special steps to keep their services operational during the upcoming Eid vacation.\r\nIt asked the ministries, departments and organisations concerned to inform the PMO regarding the steps taken to keep the emergency services like heath, law enforcement, disaster management, fire service, communication, banking, water, power and gas operational during the Eid holidays from July 1-9, 2016.
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India: Manish Sisodia Flags off 110 New Ambulances


New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on July 03 flagged off a fleet of 110 new Centralised Ambulance Trauma Services (CATS) ambulances equipped with modern gadgets, in a bid to boost emergency services in the city.\r\nOf the fleet, 100 are basic life support ambulances and 10 are advanced life support ambulances equipped with all lifesaving equipment as per guidelines, a Delhi government statement said.
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India: Absence of Trauma Facilities in Most Hospitals Costing Lives


Srinagar: Even as Doctors\' Association of Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday (July 12) expressed anguish over the absence of trauma facilities in peripheral medical centres in the Valley that had caused loss of lives, the few major Srinagar hospitals witnessed a huge rush of those injured during the clashes that entered the fourth day. It was a sign that all was not well with the peripheral hospitals.\r\nDAK chief, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, said lack of facilities in peripheral hospitals is costing lives. \"The peripheral hospitals lack trauma specialists, anaesthetists, blood banks, and intensive care units essential to handle critically injured patients,\
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India: 13 Life-Saving Ambulances, Trauma Centre for Andhra Pradesh


Visakhapatnam: Elected to the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu has sanctioned 13 life-saving ambulances to the state. Each ambulance costs `35 lakh, totalling `4.55 crore, will be provided from his MPLADS fund. The minister also announced that one trauma care centre would come up in the state, health minister Kamineni Srinivas told the media here on Sunday (July 10).\r\nInaugurating a solar hot water plant at the Madhuravada PHC which was donated by MP K Haribabu from his MPLad funds, Srinivas said the lifesaving ambulances would be equipped with most advanced medical tools and location of the proposed tra
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