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Fleet of 12 NCR ambulances to carry patients for free

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hospitals is launching a fleet of 12 state-of-the-art ambulances which will be stationed at certain places in the National Capital Region (NCR) to carry emergency patients to the nearest hospital, free of cost.

"The WHO's 'Golden Hour' theory followed world over says if a patient of road mishap or a heart patient is rushed to the hospital within an hour, his chances of survival goes up by 70-80 per cent," Hospitals said.

Ballal said Response Service (MARS) will be launched on Sunday. The ambulances will be supported by centralized and Physicians who will attend or direct it to the nearest hospital.

The ambulances are equipped with ICU services and trained drivers who can perform 'Basic Life Supporting techniques' on the patients. The can be reached on toll free number, the hospital said in a statement.

"These high-end ambulances will be equipped with central monitoring system to relay images on patient condition to at the hospital... In the coming year we will slowly expand our network," said

Equipped with Life Support (ACLS), patients can have their treatment started in the itself. Vital signs will be measured by Emergency (EMT), who will have constant interaction with doctors for their advice, during patient transit.

Attending doctors will keep the and a doctor -- who will initiate advanced medical interventions -- ready in the hospital to receive the critical emergency case, it said.



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First Published: Sat, July 28 2018. 18:06 IST