Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s life

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a police constable of Pune police swung into action to save the life of a person who needed immediate medical attention. An ambulance was available but it did not have a driver, so he stepped up and drove the vehicle himself to get the patient to the hospital on time

Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s lifeOn Thursday, September 13, 2018. Lakhs of people had gathered on the streets of Pune, Maharashtra, to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. The devotees were chanting ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ to welcome the beloved elephant god, Lord Ganesha The Pune police were alert to tackle any untoward incident or an emergency. And suddenly, a phone at the Dattawadi […]

Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 lives

The free emergency service 108 of the MEMS was launched in Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra on August 01, 2017 by the Department of Public Health and National Health, implemented and operated by BVG India with the vision to provide emergency help during the golden hour

Mumbai: Bike ambulances complete a year, save 3,600 livesEmergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. So, you will be surprised to know that a phone number can save your life. Yes, you can call on 108 and […]

Maha: State govt expands bike ambulance fleet 

The government has added 20 more bike ambulances to the old fleet. This takes the number up to 30 in the overall fleet. Bike ambulances have proven to be helpful as they can access remote areas in the state and can also make their way through Mumbai’s congested roads

Maha: State govt expands bike ambulance fleet Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. Ambulances take a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and […]

Convert ambulances into mobile dispensaries, Mumbai doc writes to CM

Along with treating people at railway stations, Mumbai’s ‘One Rupee Clinic’ has come up with a new plan to help treat pedestrians. A proposal has been sent to the state government to convert the ‘108’ emergency service ambulances run by the state to mobile dispensary vans. A letter in this regard has been sent to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by Dr Rahul Ghule, the founder of ‘One Rupee Clinic’

Convert ambulances into mobile dispensaries, Mumbai doc writes to CMCurrently the ‘One Rupee Clinics’ cater to and treat patients along railway station such as Dadar, Wadala, Kurla, Sion, Vikhroli, Byculla, Vashi, Titwala on the central line. They have made the suggestion to covert the ambulances into mobile dispensaries as it can help reach more patient. At the moment, there are 936 state government operated […]

‘Make way for ambulances,’ appeals father who lost his son in a traffic jam

Have you ever sat in a traffic jam and observed the vehicles around you, you might have observed what happens when an ambulance tries to make its way. Motorists begin to honk and at times make it difficult for the ambulance to pass through. Have you ever thought about the person inside the ambulance? Here’s why you need to give it a rethink

‘Make way for ambulances,’ appeals father who lost his son in a traffic jamOn the evening of April 10, 2018 Karyappa Kardagi had called an ambulance as his son, Kartik, a three-year-old boy had swallowed something and it has lodged itself in his oesophagus. Karyappa was on his way to Pune from Gadhinglaj with his son, when the ambulance was diverted midway as Kartik’s condition began to deteriorate. […]

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches bike ambulance service in South Mumbai

Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. Ambulances take a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and after that a long wait for an ambulance worries us. A few months ago, to deal with this the state government had launched bike ambulances which received a positive response from the citizens

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches bike ambulance service in South MumbaiAs per World Health Organisation: In India 51 per cent people cannot get an ambulance facility Around 40 per cent people die due to not reaching the hospital on time An ambulance should generally reach patient within 10 minutes but due to traffic it reaches late. This delay could mean a matter of life or […]

Soon: BMC to start ‘Bike Ambulance’ service

Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. So, you will be surprised to know that a phone number can save your life. Yes, you can call on 108 and the ‘Bike Ambulance’ along with the doctor will be running it, which will help you by providing a necessary treatment. Now, BMC has decided to start ‘Bike Ambulance’

Soon: BMC to start ‘Bike Ambulance’ serviceAmbulance takes a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and after that a long wait for an ambulance scares us. So set all your worries free as ‘Bike Ambulance’ was started. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rohini Kamble, chairman, BMC health committee said, “Ambulance […]

Coming soon: Affordable air ambulance for medical emergency

Medical experts call it a tremendously helpful move. The air ambulance will not only offer convenience, but will also save precious time by offering a speedy, affordable and secure means of transport  

Coming soon: Affordable air ambulance for medical emergencyA lot of progress has been made over the last few years in intra-city emergency and ambulance services in India. Although, the turn-around time for patients travelling from other cities also needs to be very quick and efficient, with the only effective mode of transport then being through air. To solve this crisis, JetSetGo, a […]

Mumbai: Bike ambulance saves 823 lives in four months 

The Free emergency service 108 of the MEMS was launched in Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra – Department of Public Health & National Health, implemented and operated by BVG India with the vision to provide emergency help during the golden hour

Mumbai: Bike ambulance saves 823 lives in four months The MEMS (Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services) bike emergency medical first responder service has chalked up a record number of 823 service calls attended to since its launch in August this year. In just 4 months this service which was launched with the objective of providing crucial medical support to patients in need till an ambulance […]

Poor and needy to get free medical aid

Many people live on foot path/ streets/ slums in unhygienic conditions and they also suffer from various ailments and do not seek an appropriate treatment. Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner, has written a letter to the hospitals in Mumbai to provide medical facilities to poor and destitute. After which, doctors will provide door-to-door treatment across the state

Poor and needy to get free medical aidPoor people are often denied of treatment by the hospitals. So, in order to help them lead a healthy life, a health check-up drive will be organised on December 3, to treat poor people by going to their door steps and the destitute as well. 370 charitable hospitals across the state, will participate in this […]