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India: Ambulance service for tribal people in Edamalakudy, Kerala

Kottayam: Ashraya, a charity, has dedicated an ambulance for tribal population of Edamalakudy offering free services 24X7. Their ailing members and pregnant women were being carried to the hospital manually through the Munnar forest reserve covering the entire distance of more than 40 km, till Pettimudy, the nearest vehicle point. \"The ambulance will be available for them full time,\" a trust official, A.V. Sasi, told DC.

India: App to help ambulances cut response time

Chennai: Taking a leaf out of cab aggregators, who use GPS-based mobile apps to reach customers in double quick time, the Tamil Nadu government has installed an app-based system in its ambulances to keep response time short.\r\nIn emergency situations, even a 10 to 12 minute delay in the arrival of ambulance may mean death. Now \'108\' ambulance services will have an app which can track the accident spot in no time and help reduce the average response time to three minutes, say TNHSP officials.

India: Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise: Lessons learnt

Kohima: The Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx), a mega mock drill simulating an earthquake measuring 8.4 magnitude on the Richter scale, was carried out across the state on 30 August. The exercise was conducted to generate awareness among the communities and different agencies on how to establish mechanism for effective response to any disaster, particularly with Nagaland being a state that is vulnerable to different natural calamities including earthquakes as it lies on the Seismic Zone V.

India: Mock Drill on Disaster Management on 31 August

Puducherry: The district administration and the Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Puducherry will conduct an off-site emergency mock drill on 31 August.\r\nThe drill, scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at the Chemfab Alkalis Limited, Kalapet will involve emergency support units and line departments such as Fire Service Department, Police Department, Health Department, Department of Science, Technology & Environment, Inspectorate of Factories, and Industries Department, Volunteers of NSS/NCC/Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

India: MP Baig Hands Over 8 Ambulances to North Kashmir Hospitals

Baramulla: In order to make healthcare more approachable and to provide timely assistance in terms of transport to masses to avail benefits of emergency medical aid, Member of Parliament, Muzaffar Hussain Baig handed over 8 ambulances to different hospitals of Kupwara and Bandipora districts in North Kashmir during a public meeting here on 30th August.
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