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COVID Warrior: NGO In Srinagar Provides Free Ambulance Service With Oxygen, ICU Facilities

Coronavirus warrior: Since there are less number of ICU ambulances in Jammu and Kashmir, the NGO has been working round-the-clock in an effort to save precious lives

COVID Warrior: NGO In Srinagar Provides Free Ambulance Service With Oxygen, ICU Facilities
Highlights
  • The NGO runs on donations provided by doctors working abroad
  • Ambulances are equipped with ventilator, oxygen, medicines and essentials
  • The service has also been extended to Baramulla and Anantnag districts

Srinagar: A local NGO in Srinagar has been providing free ambulance services, with oxygen and ICU facilites in a bid to help people in Jammu and Kashmir during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) group started the free service for patients of Srinagar. It runs on donations provided by doctors working abroad. “Our patient count has so far reached 600-700. As per the present scenario, we get a lot of calls from Covid-infected patients. Without caring for our lives, we take them to the hospital, keeping in mind, all Covid protocols. Our ambulance has all necessary things like ventilator, emergency medicines, oxygen, and even a facility for nebulisation,” said Dr Bhat.

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Speaking to ANI, Owais Iqbal, the ambulance driver said all Covid protocols are followed while performing their duty. Iqbal said they get a call from the control room which provides them with details of patient, their condition and address.

Thereafter, we call the patient and give them an estimated time depending on the distance. Upon reaching, we check the patient’s vitals and inform the control room it. We provide pre-hospital care to the patient and take him/her to the nearest hospital, said Iqbal.

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The control room is staffed by expert doctors to provide acute care enroute with triage to the closest available emergency room in Srinagar. As per ground reports, the service has been of immense help to people. Many locals lauded the efforts of the NGO and their team as they have been working relentlessly in the Covid-19 pandemic. Javaid Ahmad, a local claims that he sees a lot of lives have been saved because of this service. He says he sees the ambulance take several patients during the day.

There was a danger to lives of patients without this service. A lot of lives were saved because of this. They have been working dedicatedly without caring for their own lives. I see them cross the area so many times during the day, he said.

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Abdul Kareem, also believes that free ambulance service to the people has saved numerous lives in the union territory.

A facility like this – on the road – is definitely great. This can and has saved many lives. It is very beneficial for people. I really appreciate these people for helping the citizens, said Mr Kareem.

Since there are less number of ICU ambulances in Jammu and Kashmir, the NGO has been working round-the-clock in an effort to save precious lives. After seeing the major relief that the initiative has provided to locals in Srinagar, the service has also been extended to Baramulla and Anantnag districts, said coordinator Dr. Shahid Bhat.

According to the media bulletin issued on Monday (May 31) by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, 1,525 fresh Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths were registered over 24 hours. Currently, the union territory has 35,095 active positive cases.

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World

26,78,24,983Cases
22,84,48,447Active
3,40,97,388Recovered
52,79,148Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,78,24,983 and 52,79,148 have died; 22,84,48,447 are active cases and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 3:47 am.

India

3,46,66,241 9,419Cases
94,742 1,009Active
3,40,97,388 8,251Recovered
4,74,111 159Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,66,241 confirmed cases including 4,74,111 deaths. The number of active cases is 94,742 and 3,40,97,388 have recovered as on December 9, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,40,888 893

9,964 157

64,89,720 1,040

1,41,204 10

Kerala

51,78,892 5,038

41,615 887

50,95,263 4,039

42,014 112

Karnataka

29,99,098 399

7,284 155

29,53,565 238

38,249 6

Tamil Nadu

27,32,648 703

7,946 36

26,88,142 728

36,560 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,74,217 181

2,011 3

20,57,749 176

14,457 2

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,502 10

139 7

16,87,452 3

22,911

West Bengal

16,20,803 574

7,576 0

15,93,659 568

19,568 6

Delhi

14,41,514 65

404 28

14,16,010 36

25,100 1

Odisha

10,50,760 255

1,931 11

10,40,403 264

8,426 2

Chhattisgarh

10,07,075 37

341 9

9,93,140 27

13,594 1

Rajasthan

9,54,984 40

236 16

9,45,792 24

8,956

Gujarat

8,27,873 67

417 45

8,17,361 22

10,095

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,288 14

140 1

7,82,619 13

10,529

Haryana

7,71,904 29

223 15

7,61,626 14

10,055

Bihar

7,26,259 9

36 6

7,14,133 3

12,090

Telangana

6,77,546 205

3,871 19

6,69,673 185

4,002 1

Assam

6,18,042 134

2,541 24

6,09,374 158

6,127

Punjab

6,03,578 22

350 0

5,86,614 20

16,614 2

Jharkhand

3,49,383 16

129 7

3,44,113 23

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,402 17

192 3

3,36,799 14

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,38,198 151

1,639 38

3,32,070 111

4,489 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,753 69

722 14

2,23,174 81

3,857 2

Goa

1,79,307 65

441 37

1,75,478 28

3,388

Mizoram

1,37,377 320

3,049 10

1,33,819 309

509 1

Puducherry

1,29,128 23

230 1

1,27,022 22

1,876

Manipur

1,25,429 23

325 5

1,23,119 28

1,985

Tripura

84,888 14

94 11

83,968 3

826

Meghalaya

84,631 12

240 11

82,916 23

1,475

Chandigarh

65,515 7

67 2

64,628 5

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,298 3

29 2

54,989 5

280

Sikkim

32,390 8

200 2

31,785 6

405

Nagaland

32,143 1

116 2

31,328 3

699

Ladakh

21,749 14

230 17

21,304 31

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,405

11 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,691 1

3 0

7,559 1

129

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