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News : Hospitals Launch Helpline for Emergency Medical Aid
Mumbai, India, July 6, 2015 -- The Fortis Healthcare recently joined the bandwagon of hospitals to start an emergency helpline number that will come to the rescue of Mumbaikars. People can dial 022-4111 4111 to seek medical aid during road accidents, workplace mishaps, natural calamities, among other medical emergencies.
The hospital claimed to have timed the launch of the number with the onset of monsoon as this is when there is a spurt in cases of accidents, tree falling, etc. The emergency helpline number will work towards stabilizing the patient till the time he/she is transported to the nearest Fortis hospital in the event of an emergency. The hospital has that people can dial the number for all sorts of emergencies right from workplace, household, industrial to mass casualties.
The recent state economic survey has pointed out that Mumbai tops the number of accidents at 92 per 10,000 vehicles as compared to the rest of the state. In 2014, the city's roads saw 527 fatalities, a steep rise from 497 recorded in the previous year.
"Functional across all Fortis Hospitals at Mulund, Vashi, Mahim and Kalyan, the emergency number will be backed with a strong communication system and a skilled team that will aid in timely deployment of emergency medical services. The department adheres to international protocols, follows stringent infection control practices and has specially trained team of doctors and nurses who are available round the clock," said Sukhmeet Sandhu, regional director, Fortis Healthcare. He added, "Emergency situations are common in megacities such as ours and thousands of lives are at stake. Deployment of timely aid will help save lives."
Earlier the Asian Heart Institute at Bandra Kurla Complex had started a helpline (126 126) to deal with cardiac emergencies.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Fortis Healthcare Limited is an established chain of super speciality hospitals based in Delhi, also available in Amritsar, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Mohali, Jaipur, Chennai, Kota, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Mumbai, Odisha.
Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015