GUWAHATI, Nov 5 - GVK-EMRI 108 Mrityunjoy services will complete eleven years in Assam tomorrow.
“Within 11 years, it has become a lifeline for the people of the State and helped in changing 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 an organised way and saved thousands of lives in the State since inception,” a press statement said.
GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) was started in April 2005 to provide integrated emergency response services in a public-private partnership model. This service was made available to the people of Assam, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the Government of Assam and GKV-EMRI in 2008. Presently, it has 696 road ambulances all across Assam and 9 boat ambulances.
It claims to have saved 1,64,830 lives so far and attended 37,87,649 emergencies. The number of pregnancy cases handled is 15,15,037 and deliveries assisted is 43,901. It has also handled 2,28,639 road accident cases and 1,44,294 cardiac cases.