GVK-EMRI 108 “Mrityunjoy” Services completes 8 years of Saving lives in Assam on 6th Nov’16.
GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) started in April, 2005 to provide integrated emergency response services in a Public Private Partnership mode with a Vision to provide leadership to Save 1 M Lives per annum Nationally and establish GVK EMRI as a Premier Research and Training Institute in Emergency Management in Public Private Partnership framework.
This service was made available to the people of Assam, upon signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by the Government of Assam and GKV-EMRI on July 8, 2008. Presently it has 380 road ambulances all across Assam and 5 boat ambulances.
A completely free service, anyone, anywhere in the operational states can call the toll free number 108 for any emergency. 108 is accessible from a landline, mobile phone, local telephone booth and can be dialed without any prefix or suffix. Within a span of eight years it has became a lifeline for the people of state and helped in change the attitude and perception in health delivery mechanism and created an environment of building the competency in providing pre hospital care. It has generated ample opportunity for accessibility and timely emergency service in organized way and saved thousands of lives in the state since inception.
Snapshot of 108 ‘Mrityunjoy’ services
- No of existing Surface Ambulances – 380
- No of Boat Ambulances operational – 5
- Emergency Calls received- 42,24,365
- Emergencies attended- 26,90,671
- Lives Saved More than 1,29,421
- Deliveries Assisted – 29,957
- Road Traffic Accident cases handled – 2,73,592
- Pregnancy cases handled -10,49,931