Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicAmbulance service

Topic: Ambulance service

Move over Zomato’s 10-min delivery, Hyderabad platform aims to provide ambulance in 8 mins

StanPlus, with fleet of over 3,000 ambulances, currently promises to provide ambulances to patients within 15 minutes, but envisions a centralised 911-style service in India too.

In Alipurduar, the bridal ‘palki’ is now an oxygen-equipped lifesaver for far-flung villages

Started a month ago by Alipurduar DM SK Meena, ‘ambulance service’ serves 11 villages located at a height of 4,600 ft in a core area of north Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve.

70% Indians overcharged for ambulances, 36% for oxygen during 2nd Covid wave, survey finds

Survey by LocalCircles reveals that half of those who overpaid for ambulances were charged five times the regular price.

How Ziqitza Healthcare paramedics ensured safe transfer and care of 44,000 Covid patients

Ziqitza Healthcare Limited, which runs 108 Ambulance services, has been one of the leading players in India’s emergency medical services industry since 2005.

This 1930 Bihar hospital could save more lives, but a ‘killer’ railway crossing won’t let it

About 60% of India-Nepal trade passes through Raxaul. The price is paid by patients who die waiting for trains to pass at railway crossing on the way to Duncan Hospital, a Covid facility.

108 ambulances operated by Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd improved response time with GPS technology

Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd has improved the response time of ambulances through real-time monitoring.

Delhi govt caps charges for private ambulance services at Rs 1,500-4,000

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says some private ambulance operators are charging 'illegitimately' amid a rush of Covid patients to secure beds in hospitals.

Auto-ambulances with oxygen support launched in Delhi

Launched by AAP MP Sanjay Singh, these modified autos have been started with the aim to help patients, having oxygen levels between 85 to 90, reach hospitals on time.

Better than a ‘proper’ ambulance — how Karimul Hak’s free bike service won him a Padma Shri

In ‘Bike Ambulance Dada’, Biswajit Jha writes about how Karimul Hak saved 4,000 lives with his free bike-ambulance service.

Saving lives or driving the dead, Covid ambulance drivers slog it out without rest or raise

Three ambulance drivers in Delhi speak about the difficult working conditions, hostile neighbours, and the experience of carrying the dead.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

India’s fighter squadron strength falls to 29, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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