Just Dial 108 For A Mobile Medical Service In Assam

by VR Sreeraman on Dec 5 2008 12:05 PM

People in Assam can now hope to get a fast medical help during emergency since a special toll-free mobile medical emergency service has been made available to them here.

Besides having a trained Pilot and a skilled EMT the special medical service, is equipped with the various latest equipments like Cardiac Monitor, cardiac defibrillator, Nebulizer, Ventilator, portable X-ray machine and all emergency drugs, that are not even available in various hospitals of the region.

'Mrityunjoy mobile emergency response service', will help the needy during emergency, was launched recently in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi flagged off the first of its kind service in the north-east region in Jorhat recently. The medical service has made Assam the eighth State of the country offering such a facility.

'Mrityunjoy', the free mobile medical service in emergency will be available round-the-clock.

Accessible on a toll free number '108', the special medical service will provide a big solace to local residents during medical emergency.

Bhabha Goswami, one resident, said: "It will be benefit Assamese, especially the poor and the downtrodden during emergency. We do hope that it is a great step taken by the Assam government to benefit the general and poor people."

Sudeepta Goswami, one local resident, said: "It is nice to learn that if we dial 108, we'll get the facility at hand. It is a sophisticated ambulance equipped with all the required medical facilities along with one pilot and a technician who is also skilled."

The service would be fully active across the 27 districts of Assam when all its 280 ambulances function from March 2009. By Vaschipem Kamondang.