Care On The GoFor each emergency incident, GVK EMRI follows an execution plan of
“sense, reach, care and follow-up”, and an emergency response center
provides support throughout the process
India has a patchy track record in emergency medical care and ambulance
services, with a high level of care in metropolitan cities with
state-of-the-art ambulances and medical facilities, and inadequate
services in other parts of the country. In response to this fragmented
emergency network, a public private partnership (PPP) initiative in
emergency medical services was launched nine years ago that has had an
impressive record. The PPP ambulance service being operated by the GVK
Foundation follows project management to plan, execute, and continuously
improve service quality and outcome.
Out of the 75,000 emergencies in India every day, only 20-25 percent are
estimated to receive immediate medical care. As many as 30 percent of
emergency patients in India die before they reach a hospital and over 80
percent of accident victims do not have access to medical care within
the golden hour, the first one hour after an accident.
The GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) is an
initiative set up for the delivery of emergency response services with a
vision to save one million lives annually. According to GVK EMRI, in
nine years since it started operation, it has carried out over 30
million emergency services in the country.