Madhya Pradesh emergency response service crosses milestone
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 21:51
Bhopal: Emergency Response Services (ERS) has crossed a milestone by responding to more than 1,00,000 calls in little over one year time, an official said on Saturday.

Out of total emergencies, ERS responded to 88,600 medical emergencies, 12,400 police related case and 125 fire emergencies in four districts of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur, GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rajesh Waghmare told reporters here.

He said due to ERS response 5,600 lives were saved, adding that the ERS was launched in MP under Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Madhya Pradesh government and GVK EMRI on July 16, 2009.

"We are hopeful of attending 2,00,000 more emergencies by July next," Waghmare said.

He said ERS provides free response service in medical, police and fire emergencies adding that anyone can dial the helpline number 108 at anytime.

Waghmare said that in case of medical emergency, ambulances with fully equipped with all necessary medicines and equipments are rushed to the needy.

There is a well-trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in every ambulance, he said, adding that EMT provided all necessary medical care to victims before shifting them to nearest hospital.

The help from 108 reaches in an average 19 minutes time in four district free of cost to the victims, he said.


First Published: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 21:51

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