Gujarat: Scarce oxygen, 108 delays leave citizens on brink

Published on April 27, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vinod Parmar, a resident of Sola, called the EMRI 108 emergency service on Friday morning. “It was a non-Covid call as my grandmother had started developing age-related complications. We followed-up three or four times, and then gave up,” he recounts. “She was taken to a nearby hospital but could … Continue reading Gujarat: Scarce oxygen, 108 delays leave citizens on brink

Ahmedabad Covid deluge: EMRI 108 fields 25K calls a day, @17 a minute

Published on April 22, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Animesh Patel (name changed), a driver of EMRI 108 ambulance, was seventh in the queue of 30-odd ambulances outside the 1,200-bed Covid hospital at 2 pm on Wednesday. “We started from residence in Ranip at 10 am and arrived at the hospital by 10.30 am. The patient is administered … Continue reading Ahmedabad Covid deluge: EMRI 108 fields 25K calls a day, @17 a minute

34% of EMRI calls in April for suspected Covid

Published on April 12, 2021 Ahmedabad: A visit to the call centre of EMRI at Kathwada looks like a frantic operation – the calls never cease to ring as the executives of EMRI 108 and 104 (fever helpline) get questions from across Gujarat about Covid-19 and dispatch ambulances to take them to hospitals. EMRI officials … Continue reading 34% of EMRI calls in April for suspected Covid

Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Published on April 14, 2020 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 has claimed 26 lives so far and has over 500 infected cases as on Monday evening in Gujarat. But amid the coronage, you might want to see a silver lining — EMRI 108 data shows that there has been reduction of an average of 238 cases of road … Continue reading Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage

Published on April 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: For Reshmabanu Mansuri, an emergency medical technician (EMT) with EMRI 108 ambulance, the day starts early. She, along with the ambulance pilot wait for any suspected cases of Covid-19 in western city parts. Her ambulance is designated as Covid-19 special that can’t ferry other patients. “We have to be … Continue reading Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage

Fever helpline records 10-fold rise in calls

Published on March 22, 2020 Ahmedabad: At EMRI’s headquarters in Kathwada, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, time melts under artificial lights for the 30-odd call centre executives handling the 104 fever helpline round the clock. They face a barrage of calls, primarily related to COVID-19.“The average daily calls before Monday were close to 100. From … Continue reading Fever helpline records 10-fold rise in calls