Ambulance

  • Police launch drive on easing ambulance movement on Mumbai roads 6 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai police on Saturday launched an initiative to raise awareness among the citizens about allowing swift plying of ambulances through traffic snarls so that they proceed to hospital without any hassles and patients promptly get medical aid. The Mumbai Traffic Police's drive titled 'Make Way for Ambulance' was on Saturday...
  • International Red Cross: Hundred more families fled their home July 24, 2014

    The international Red Cross said that fighting was briefly suspended in parts of Gaza, to allow ambulances to evacuate the wounded. Hundred more families fled their homes on Thursday. Many left on foot extremely desperate to find shelter. ...
  • Watch: Ambulance driver shows in shocking video why in India if you get a heart attack, you are likely to die on way to hospital July 14, 2014

    Don't be the guy who parks in front of an ambulance. Or honks impatiently. Or blocks its path in traffic. All over the world, ambulances get the 'right of way', which means any car ahead of or behind it lets it pass from the right or completely stops. This video, published...
  • Northeast to have air ambulances soon July 1, 2014

    Guwahati: Patients from difficult-to-access locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave a sigh of relief, as a Guwahati-based hospital is planning to launch air ambulance services to ferry patients from across the region. The Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) on Tuesday unveiled a plan to launch air ambulance and medical...
  • 108 ambulance service go off roads in Rajasthan June 24, 2014

    Emergency patients continued to suffer for the second day on Tuesday in Rajasthan as 108-ambulance service went off the roads following an employees-contractor conflict, a senior health official said. Over 3,000 employees working for the private contractor GVK-EMRI, which runs the 108-ambulance service in the state, had gone on an indefinite...
  • Maharashtra: 39,697 people availed of emergency ambulance service June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Nearly 40,000 people have availed of the services of Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services, five months after it was launched. "39,697 people availed of the emergency ambulance service in Maharashtra since its launch in January. Of the 937 ambulances sanctioned, 786 are operational," a spokesperson for Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan...
  • Prince William lands part-time job as an air ambulance pilot June 22, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William is to take on a part-time job as an air ambulance pilot and he is likely to live in a mansion on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk rather than his London home. An announcement about his new 40,000 pounds-a-year career will be made within days ending...
  • FIR against Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in ambulance scam June 11, 2014

    Rajasthan police on Tuesday filed an FIR naming former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and several others over allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs.2.56 crores in operating '108' ambulance service during the previous Congress regime. Former state health minister A A Khan, Karti Chidambaram,...
  • 3 persons killed in an ambulance-tanker collision, 4 injured March 16, 2014

    Three persons were killed and four injured when an ambulance in which they were travelling collided head on with a tanker in the district on saturday, police said. The accident occurred near Toliasar village in Sridoongargarh police station area, when one Sultan along with his relatives was on way to PBM...
  • Ambulance hijacked with sleeping worker inside February 10, 2014

    Albuquerque: Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking. Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3am Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical...
  • 'Road Ambulance' draws praise from public on Republic Day show January 26, 2014

    The multi utility "Road Ambulance" which would be pressed into services across Bihar soon for immediate maintenance of damaged roads and providing immediate medical aid to distressed persons, was the centre of attraction at the Republic day function in Patna on Sunday. Probably first of its kind in the country, the...
  • CAG report indicts Chhattisgarh government's 'Sanjeevani ambulance' scheme January 10, 2014

    Chhattisgarh's Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board has made an 'infructuous expenditure' of Rs 1.03 crore, without fulfilling its purpose, state's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said on Friday. The report on the state's Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board, from September 2008 to February 2012, which was...
  • Free ambulance service for pregnant women from Jan 18, announces CMO January 4, 2014

    A free of cost ambulance service dedicated to pregnant women will be started from January 18 in the district, the Chief Medical Officer said here in Gorakhpur on Saturday. The special vehicle will have two trained women staff to tackle any emergency while taking pregnant women to health centres. The ambulance will also have delivery...
  • Ambulance driver rapes minor girl, attempts suicide on remorse December 29, 2013

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an ambulance driver in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district on December 23, police said on Saturday. However, apparently filled with contrition, the accused, identified as Kiran Kumar, allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire after the incident, they said. "A case of rape was...
  • J&K: 80-year-old dies after magistrate stops ambulance carrying him December 12, 2013

    An 80-year-old heart patient being rushed to the hospital died on the way in Srinagar. He could have been saved had the driver of the ambulance not been stopped. ...
  • Man falls from air ambulance in Australia's Victoria state, dies September 1, 2013

    An Australian backpacker on Saturday fell to his death from an air ambulance while he was being rescued after hurting his ankle near Mansfield town in Australia's Victoria state, Sky News reported. "I understand he was at the door of the helicopter and they were attempting to get him into the...
  • Ambulance catches fire after overturning, 4 dead August 18, 2013

    Four persons, including two women died and another injured when an ambulance overturned before catching fire in Banthara area near Lucknow on Sunday. The mishap took place on Saturday when the driver lost control over the ill-fated vehicle and it turned turtle. Later, it caught fire, leading to the death of...
  • Governor Margaret Alva flags off ambulance for animals August 8, 2013

    A special multi-purpose ambulance, meant for treatment of animals in the tribal sub-plan areas of Rajasthan, was on Thursday flagged off by Governor Margaret Alva at the Raj Bhavan in Jaipur. Developed by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAJUVAS), Bikaner, the van is equipped with diagnosis, treatment and...
  • Four burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh ambulance accident January 30, 2013

    Lucknow: Four people, including a woman and a child, were burnt alive on Tuesday when an ambulance caught fire after hitting an electric pole in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra district, police said. The accident took place at Ghorawal in Sonebhadra, 400 km from here, when the ambulance was coming to Chandauli town...
  • Eight injured in Maha Kumbh Mela fire airlifted to Delhi January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Eight persons, who were injured in a fire at Maha Kumbh Mela, were airlifted to Delhi on an air ambulance of Indian Air Force (IAF) for emergency medical attention. "IAF immediately pressed into service an AN-32 aircraft (modified air ambulance) from Agra on requisition to airlift eight severely...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: 108 'delivers' unique record September 21, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: ‘108’ ambulance service has created history of sorts by marking 50 successful deliveries inside the ambulances run by it in the state. The record was set while Viji, 30, residing at Chempakamangalam, delivered a baby around midnight on Wednesday while being rushed to the hospital in the ambulance. Viji...
  • Just 23 working ambulances for 1.7 crore Delhiites June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking revelations about the state of public health care in Delhi, there are only 23 working ambulances for 1.7 crore people and most of them work only between 8 am to 4 pm. National Capital Delhi, India's largest and most modern metropolis has just 35 centralised...
  • Rough weather caused Faridabad air crash: Report May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A probe into last year's crash of an air ambulance in Faridabad has found that strong gust of wind and very rough weather had caused the accident that claimed 10 lives, including that of a patient it was carrying to Delhi from Patna. The small Pilatus PC-12 aircraft,...
  • Couple calls ambulance to save cat August 19, 2011

    London: A couple in Britain called for emergency medical help to save their "five-year-old" and did not reveal to paramedics that it was actually a cat, a media report said. Fearing the worst, the paramedics rushed to the house where a five-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest, until they discovered the...
  • Faridabad: residents worried about safety after crash May 26, 2011

    A day after the fatal air crash reported, fear still lingers on in the tiny bylanes of Faridabad. ...
  • Bad weather led to Faridabad crash: report May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The preliminary report on the plane crash in Faridabad in which 10 people - seven on board the ill-fated aircraft and three on ground - were killed says that the engine of the P-12 turboprop aircraft was fine and it was the turbulent weather that led to the...
  • Faridabad air crash: families shocked May 26, 2011

    Faridabad: When 20-year-old Rahul Raj was airlifted from Patna his family thought they could save his life. But ironically that was not to be. Rahul Raj had gone into coma after suffering from jaundice. On Wednesday, his doctors advised his family to get him airlifted to the Apollo hospital...
  • Crashed air ambulance was considered safe May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: EMSOS Medical Private Limited Director Dr Navneet Singh said that the plane is considered to be a very useful and safe aircraft. "It is a very safe aircraft, very useful for emergency services. We have been in worse weather so it's hard to tell what happened. This aircraft has...
  • Kashmiri doctor killed in Faridabad crash May 26, 2011

    Srinagar: A 27-year-old Kashmiri doctor specialising in emergency medicine was among the 10 people killed when an air ambulance crashed into a residential neighbourhood in Faridabad. Syed Arshad Abbas was working as an emergency medical officer with the hospital, the sources told IANS. He was on board the air ambulance when...
  • Plane crash devastates Faridabad colony May 26, 2011

    Faridabad: It was a beautiful windy Wednesday night with residents of Parvatiya colony in Faridabad getting ready to go to bed when a bright light and an unusual sound from the sky jolted them out of their slumber. The light and the sound came from an air ambulance crashing into the...