In a population of over 100 crores, India is a country that is ever growing. With the increase in population, there is a more immediate need to have an emergency medical transportation framework in India. A lot of us still have a pre-conceived notion that an ambulance is needed only in times of an accident, for that is when good Samaritans call the emergency helpline for an ambulance service.
But did you also know that there are various types of ambulances – the air ambulance, the neonatal ambulance, advanced life support ambulance, basic life support ambulance, interfacility transportation services ambulance?
In India, the awareness of such a system existing is not very well known, but it is slowly growing in popularity.
If an elderly patient from Kerala had to undergo an operation in a facility that exists with specialized medical practitioners in Punjab, the journey by road or rail could prove to be very uncomfortable and filled with anxiousness, but the air-ambulance services could be used in such cases when the travel by road or rail proves to be too cumbersome. In emergency cases too with accidents occurring in places where medical help does not exist, the air ambulance is used.
But what if you need to transport a dear one who is recuperating from a medical condition but needs to go to a routine check-up, you could use the wheelchair taxi services that exist in many parts in India.
The neonatal ambulance is used for interfacility transport of premature babies, babies who have birth complications and need to be shifted in a specialized ambulance with specialized equipment.
In India, we do have a lot of road accidents that stresses the need for medical transportation services to be enhanced and made more accessible to people. Advanced life support ambulances with all the state of the art technology and trained medical staff to help save thousands of more lives in India.
But all is not lost, there are a lot of startups that are taking up this cause like VMEDO in Karnataka, that are driven to save lives with their array of medical transportation services that are helping give many more lives a fighting chance.
Every life is precious😊