By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 6: GVK-EMRI 108 ‘Mrityunjoy’ Services completed nine years of saving lives in Assam on November 6, 2017 with a not so poor report card.
From November 6, 2008 to November 6, 2017 the Service has 380 ambulances; five operatiol boat ambulances; 46,93,408 emergency calls received; 30,39,113 emergencies attended; 1,40,192 lives saved; 35,888 deliveries assisted and 1,77,119 road traffic accident cases handled.
GVK Emergency Magement and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) started in April, 2005 to provide integrated emergency response services in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with a vision to provide leadership to Save 1 M lives per annum tiolly and establish GVK EMRI as a premier research and training institute in Emergency Magement in Public Private Partnership framework.
This service was made available to the people of Assam, upon signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by the Government of Assam and GKV-EMRI on July 8, 2008. Presently it has 380 road ambulances all across Assam and 5 boat ambulances.
A completely free service, anyone, anywhere in the operatiol states can call the toll-free number 108 for any emergency and pregncy related. 108 number is accessible from a landline, mobile phone, local telephone booth and can be dialed without any prefix or suffix. Within a span of eight years it has became a lifeline for the people of state and helped in change the attitude and perception in health delivery mechanism and created an environment of building the competency in providing pre-hospital care. It has generated ample opportunity for accessibility and timely emergency service in organized way and saved thousands of lives in the state since inception.