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 […]

Charitable hospitals to conduct door-to-door health check-up drive for poor

In Mumbai, 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. In order to provide treatment to the weaker section patients and the destitute, charity commissioner has written a letter to all the charitable hospitals to organise a health check-up drive on November 4

Charitable hospitals to conduct door-to-door health check-up drive for poorPoor 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 November 4, to treat poor people by going to their door steps and the destitute as well, through the initiative ‘Charitable hospital at the door step of […]

Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeys

Horse racing in India is over 200 years old and is a well-established and a breeding industry. This year’s racing season has begun in Pune; doctors say that the casualties that the jockeys suffer are unusual as they are exposed to serious injuries of brain, spinal cord, lung, abdomen and thoracic region during racing. To tackle this, an ambulance service which is managed by doctors at Jehangir hospital in Pune, is offering emergency medical services to the injured jockeys

Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeysRaghav (name changed), last week, suffered two major fractures along with head injury, while he was riding his horse during the race at Royal Western Indian Turf Club (RWITC’s) race course in Pune. He was offered an emergency medical service on the race course and was saved during the crucial ‘golden hour’ period after an […]

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Unlike domino’s pizza, this 108 ambulance comes at your service within 30 minutes

In order to get immediate medical treatment during emergencies, the Health Department started a 108 ambulance service. After calling on the 108 helpline number, the ambulance is at your service merely in 30 minutes. In the last three years, lives of 17 lakh patients have been saved with the help of this service

Unlike domino’s pizza, this 108 ambulance comes at your service within 30 minutesDue to traffic jam, people often find it difficult to reach their desired destinations. But whether there is traffic or any other issues like pothole, this 108 ambulance service is a boon for a patient. It will reach to the targeted destination in merely 30 minutes. This ambulance service has saved lives of more than […]

Maha govt increases decibel limit for ambulance siren

Six months back Aditya Thackeray had written to Diwakar Raote, Transport Minister and Ramdas Kadam, Environment Minister regarding this issue. It was observed that lower sound level of an ambulance used delay its passage to the hospital. Traffic police standing at the signal could not hear the siren of ambulance stuck in traffic

Maha govt increases decibel limit for ambulance sirenThe government of Maharashtra has taken an important decision to increase the sound level of an ambulance siren from 65 dB to 120 dB (decibels). Aditya Thackeray, president of the youth wing of Shiv Sena, Yuva Sena had made this demand six months ago. The state government has issued a notification to convey the decision. […]

Indian Railways gets its first ambulance-on-tracks

The 4-coach Medical Rail Vehicle is an initiative of the Central Railway and is the first fully air-conditioned Medical Recovery Van on Indian Railways. It can accommodate 10 injured passengers and is well-equipped to give timely treatment

Indian Railways gets its first ambulance-on-tracksIn an attempt to provide quick medical aid to rail accident victims, the Central Railway has introduced its rail ambulance, which is the first fully air-conditioned Medical Recovery Van on Indian Railways. An initiative of the Central Railway, the 4-coach Medical Rail Vehicle will be used for: Providing emergency treatment to rail accident victims Transportation […]