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 […]

Andheri RTO holds training programme to teach auto drivers CPR

The Andheri Regional Transport Office (RTO) with the help of a non-government organisation (NGO) organised a training programme for auto-rickshaw drivers to save the lives of the passengers within the golden hour. Expert doctors from Andheri’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital taught 60 auto drivers how to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and provide first-aid for accident victims

Andheri RTO holds training programme to teach auto drivers CPRAt the programme two types of the training were given to the auto drivers. Firstly, they were showed how to stop the blood from flowing from injuries of the accident victim. The second thing which was taught to them was CPR. The programme was organised with the objective of teaching CPR to auto drivers as […]

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 […]

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPR

CPR is an emergency technique that combines the use of chest compressions and artificial ventilation to maintain blood supply to the brain. It helps sustain intact brain function until further treatment is done

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPRA survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country’s population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. CPR is easy to learn and […]

KEM Hospital to provide high-tech facilities to patients

Monday marked the 92nd anniversary of the KEM Hospital. On its foundation day, special programmes were organised in the hospital. During this program, new projects have been undertaken to provide health facilities to the patients. In this, various changes in the hospital will be carried out for the patient’s convenience

KEM Hospital to provide high-tech facilities to patientsAn action plan prepared by the hospital was unveiled in the programme. The plan was made to ensure there is proper planning if an emergency arises in the hospital. This action plan was prepared to identify injured and the dead patients in emergency. How can control the crowd? Availability of the medicines. Immediate medical attention […]

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]

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 […]

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s life

Considering the traffic situation in Mumbai during evenings, it would have been impossible to reach Jaslok hospital in an hour’s time by car or ambulance. His family took a crucial decision to take him on a bike, which eventually proved to be a life-saving decision

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s lifeAn hour from the onset of a heart attack is known as the golden hour as it is essential to treat a patient in this critical hour to save his/her life. The life of 50-year-old resident of Mazgaon could be saved because he reached the hospital in within this hour and it could happen because […]

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniques

Experts from Asian Heart Institute trained the BEST staff in CPR. It will further make a team of master trainers who will teach the skill at their respective depots

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniquesOver 100 Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees, including conductors, drivers and other staff, learnt how to save a person using the life-saving technique – cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation (CPR). The BEST staff were trained by Asian Heart Institute (AHI) at Colaba Bus Depot, Mumbai, on Thursday (February 2). The training is part of AHI’s commitment towards […]