GUWAHATI, Nov 9 � GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) completed six years of its service in Assam.
Currently it has 380 road ambulances across the State besides five boat ambulances.
Till date (from November 6, 2008 to October 31, 2014), it received 31,52,176 emergency calls and attended 18,92,857 of them. Over 86,333 lives were saved in the process. The period also witnessed 12,601 births inside Mrityunjoy-108 ambulances. It also handled 7,16,585 pregnancy cases.
In addition, it handles 1,13,690 road traffic accident cases.
GVK EMRI is a completely free service, and anyone, anywhere in the operational States can call the toll-free number 108 for any emergency. The number is accessible from a landline, mobile phone, local telephone booth and can be dialled without any prefix or suffix.
�Within a short span of five years it has become a lifeline for the people of State and helped in changing 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 an organized way and saved thousands of lives in the State since inception,� a GVK EMRI official said.