MEMS Bike Emergency Service Records 823 Incidents Since August

MUMBAI, December 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Launched in August this year the First responder service for metros records an astounding success rate

MEMS (Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services) Bike Emergency Medical First Responder service has chalked up a record number of 823 service calls attended to since its launch in August this year. In just 4 months this service which was launched with the objective of providing crucial medical support to patients in need till the four wheeler ambulance reached the emergency location has proven to be a roaring success. The Free emergency service 108 of the MEMS was launched in Mumbai by the Government of Maharashtra - Department of Public Health & National Health, implemented and operated by BVG India with the vision to provide emergency help during the golden hour (Critical period when emergency treatment is likely to be most succesful).

When in medical distress, one can dial the free 108 medical emergency service, to avail the bike ambulance service in ten different areas in Mumbai. Well-trained EMS personnel's are deployed in congested areas of Mumbai such as Bhandup, Mankhurd, Dharavi, Nagpada, Malad, Charkop, Goregaon, Thakur Village, Kalina and Khar Danda. These bike ambulances are equipped with a medical kit, trauma medical management kit and airway management kit to make the most of the critical golden hour.

Dr. Dnyaneshwar Shelke, COO, MEMS 108 comments, "With addition of Motor bike emergency medical first responder in existing fleet of 108 ambulances access to emergency care has improved in parts of Mumbai. It has further helped to save more lives with reduction in response time to emergencies. During the golden hour, when every single second counts, a lot of time is wasted in negotiating traffic and reaching the patient; immediate response is a key feature of this service."

Bike ambulance Emergency patients served Aug 2017 to 25 Nov 2017: 

         Bike ambulance Emergency patient served Aug 2017 to 25 Nov 2017

                   Type of Emergency                           Count
                 Traumatic Emergencies                          96
                  Medical Emergencies                           569
             Pregnancy Related Emergencies                      17
                         Other                                  141

After receiving the call at 108 control room, the nearest appropriate Bike Emergency Medical First Responder & ambulance is dispatched. Bike Emergency Medical First Responder has four kits - Trauma kit, Medical kit, Airway management kit and Delivery kit. Medical kits contain all emergency medicines like Adrenaline, atropine, frusemide, Inhalers etc. to take care of medical emergencies like stroke, heart attack, asthma, etc. Trauma Kit contains all necessary equipment like air splints to stabilize fractures, different bandages, antiseptic and analgesic sprays etc. Airway Kit contains AMBU Bags to give artificial ventilation to adult, pediatric and neonatal patients, oxygen cylinder, airways, suction machine that takes care of respiratory emergencies and unconscious patients. Delivery Kit contains all equipments like Gloves, Gowns, umbilical cord cutting scissors, cord clamps etc. with which emergency delivery can be concluded at home.

About MEMS 108: 

Government of Maharashtra- Public Health Department has launched Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), an ambitious initiative to serve medical emergencies across the state. Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) is under Government of Maharashtra (Health Department) and is operated by BVG India Ltd. Total 937 ambulances including 233 Advanced Life Support (ALS) and 704 Basic Life Support Ambulances (BLS) with over 6000 EMS professionals are working in MEMS. MEMS service is operational in all 35 districts of Maharashtra. World Class, state-of-the-art Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is established at Pune to respond to toll free "108" number. MEMS have served over 1942695 emergency patients since launch January 2014 till date 10 Nov 2017.


About BVG India: 

India's largest integrated services company BVG (Bharat Vikas Group) started in 1997 as a housekeeping company with 8 people and 1 client. Sheer focus on quality of work, 'Yes, we can' approach to work, and a dedicated team of BVG has taken the company from 8-member housekeeping company to India's largest integrated services company with 70,000+ employees, serving 800+ sites for 750+ customers in 70 cities across 20 states across India.

Media Contact :
Riddhi Vira
Concept Public Relations India Limited


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