Madhya Pradesh emergency response service crosses milestone

Last Updated: Saturday, August 7, 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.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 21:51

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