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Wednesday, June 16, 2021



Tamil Nadu: No ambulance, relatives forced to take patient on open truck to hospital for 30 km, dies

May 25, 2021 8:43 pm

The RT-PCR test on Baranimuthu was negative and the doctor at PHC in  Muduvarpatti recommended home isolation for a week but he later complained of stomach pain after which he was referred to Government Hospital in Madurai

UP ambulance driver gives patients oxygen, gets booked for ‘false remarks’ on govt

May 02, 2021 8:06 am

Hospital authorities claimed that the accused, Vicky Agrihari, was deliberately not admitting patients to the district hospital and making false allegations that there are neither bed nor oxygen at the hospital.

Delhi Police arrest two ambulance drivers for overcharging patients

May 02, 2021 12:13 am

RP Meena, DCP (Southeast) said, “ The complainant, Irshad, told us he wanted to shift his relative from Apollo Hospital to Holy Family hospital but the driver demanded Rs 8,500.” The distance between the hospitals is around 2 km.

Beds scarce in Delhi, ambulances field calls to take people outstation

April 29, 2021 12:38 am

Taking a Covid patient from one city to another is not easy, said Premchand, who works with a private ambulance service.

MEMS deals with over 1 lakh non-Covid emergencies in lockdown

June 02, 2020 10:38 pm

Among all districts, Pune had the highest number of persons being served by the ambulance services for non-Covid emergencies. In May, 2,734 persons were assisted while 3,505 were served in April.

Himachal: Ambulance workers allege lack of safety equipment, threaten to go on strike

April 11, 2020 7:51 pm

In a letter to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and the department of health and family welfare, the union has threatened to go on a pen-down strike from April 13 and a total strike from April 18 if sufficient safety kits are not provided to all the workers.

Bengaluru: India's first air-ambulance service conducts real-time mock drill

January 17, 2020 12:04 am

The Live drill involved an aero-medical rapid response by the International Critical Care Air Transfer Team(ICATT)’s HEMS team from Bengaluru to an accident site at Mandya District involving a mother and an infant.

Viral video: Malaysian newlyweds face criticism after they arrive in ambulance for wedding

January 02, 2020 1:50 pm

In the video, the bridegroom is dressed as a paramedic and is seen wheeling in the bride on a stretcher.

Pune: Doctors of 108 Ambulance Service felicitated for helping flood victims

September 11, 2019 5:06 am

Maharashtra Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Eknath Shinde said that due to this service, timely treatment was provided to 3.5 lakh RTA patients between 2014 and August 2019.

Delhi: Ambulance workers protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house

July 02, 2019 11:17 am

There are 265 ambulances in the fleet and they attend to 1,100-1,200 calls on a daily basis. On Monday, only half of them were operational.