AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar, the Super Specialty Hospital from AMRI Hospitals Ltd, one of the largest and fastest growing hospital chain in Eastern India recently launched a quick-response, state-of-the-art ambulance patrol service across the city of Bhubaneswar to render on-spot and immediate health support to critical care and trauma patients and rush them to the emergency unit of the hospital without delay. Equipped with Advanced Life Support these ambulances can be converted into ICU on Wheels with doctors and nurses depending on a need-based manner. The ambulances are parked strategically at different points of the city to offer services across a 30 km radius in around the city.
Modus Operandi: AMRI Hospital has a dedicated 24X7 call centre which, on receipt of distress calls, monitors the location of available ambulances through GPS and accordingly dispatches ambulances nearest to the incident spot to attend the particular patient.
Facilities: These Advanced Life Support ambulances are fitted with ventilator, monitor and defibrillator to tackle medical emergencies. These ambulances extend safe transportation facility from neonates to geriatrics age group. Manned by trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), the ambulances also offer the provision of its upgradation to ICU on Wheels with deputation of nurses and doctors depending on the gravity of the situation.
“A large number of trauma victims succumb to their injuries due to unavailability of proper critical care support on the spot or well-equipped transfer facility to trauma care centre within the golden hour, which is the first one hour of trauma. The whole idea is to provide immediate life support to these patients adequately before they are admitted to the hospital, minimising the time lag in the process. This quick ambulation maximises chances of patient stabilization and reduces the occurrence of fatal consequences subsequently. Our ambulance patrol service has an average mobilisation time of 5 minutes within which it heads off to the site of emergency in order to attend to the patient with its sophisticated medical equipments for pre-hospital care. It then transfers the patient to our round-the-clock Emergency Department with its dedicated trauma team comprising Emergency Physicians and consultants specialised in Emergency Medicine. ” said Admiral Salil Kr. Mohanty, Vice President, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.
What Next: Plans are afoot to start Information Centres equipped with dedicated ambulance services in places like Angul, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Puri and Balasore which can independently handle critical care patients before transferring them to AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar. AMRI also plans to impart training on Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support to traffic, police and fire brigade personnel in future. In order to save more time especially for critical patients staying in remote locations, AMRI Hospitals looking into the possibility of commencing air ambulance services.