108 Emergency Response Team On Guard For Safe New Year In Assam

Emergency calls could rise to around 30 to 40 per cent on December 31st, 2019 and January 1st, 2020: GVK EMRI

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To deal with the accidental emergencies that take place during New Year celebration every year, the GVK EMRI 108 Mrityunjoy Emergency Response Service team has initiated necessary operational preparedness for the same.

“Emergency calls could rise to around 30 to 40 per cent on December 31st, 2019 and January 1st, 2020; from the current average of 1485 Emergency calls per day,” a press communiqué stated.

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The authority has also identified some accidental prone areas. “Areas in Kamrup, Golaghat, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Darrang, Dibrugarh districts are found to be High Assault case prone sensitive areas. National Highway strip is earmarked as Accident-prone zones with high focus on areas in Kamrup, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Nagaon, Sonitpur, Goalpara, Cachar and Karimganj districts,” the communiqué reads.

Moreover, the authority further urged the picnic going people to maintain certain precautions to make sure that their enjoyment is not diluted by some unnecessary emergencies involving themselves or their families/friends spoiling the whole celebrations.

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The authority has also increased manpower in the Emergency Response Centre based on the projected call flow during a particular period. The team underwent training to cope up with a heavy load of follow up calls and corresponding coordination with operations team including police and fire. 

The GVK EMRI stated that it may avoid schedule planned service during these days to maintain maximum uptime of ambulances on December 31st, 2019 and January 1st, 2020 to attend the anticipated extended demand.

Dynamic placement of ambulances is planned near the major emergency prone area to reach faster.

In case, the emergency team would require more than 15 minutes reaching the incident spot, then it will keep caller informed about the time to reach and obstacles faced (if any) in reaching the incident location. Requesting the people to cooperate once an ambulance has been assigned, the authority said, “Areas under police station from where accident cases came last year are provided. Ambulances catering to these areas will be kept on maximum alert during this period.”

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