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

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 FacilitiesThe Emergency Medical Services (EMS) group started the free service for patients of Srinagar (Representational Image)
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

17,91,56,496Cases
5,81,68,051Active
11,71,06,212Recovered
38,82,233Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,91,56,496 and 38,82,233 have died; 5,81,68,051 are active cases and 11,71,06,212 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

3,00,28,709 50,848Cases
6,43,19419,327Active
2,89,94,855 68,817Recovered
3,90,660 1,358Deaths
In India, there are 3,00,28,709 confirmed cases including 3,90,660 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,43,194 and 2,89,94,855 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,87,521 8,470

1,26,468 1,055

57,42,258 9,043

1,18,795 482

Kerala

28,29,460 12,617

1,00,881 746

27,16,284 11,730

12,295 141

Karnataka

28,15,029 3,709

1,18,615 4,541

26,62,250 8,111

34,164 139

Tamil Nadu

24,36,819 6,895

56,886 4,443

23,48,353 11,144

31,580 194

Andhra Pradesh

18,57,352 4,169

53,880 4,260

17,91,056 8,376

12,416 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,04,678 202

3,910 253

16,78,486 397

22,282 58

West Bengal

14,85,438 1,852

22,508 232

14,45,493 2,037

17,437 47

Delhi

14,32,778 397

1,918 78

14,05,927 467

24,933 8

Chhattisgarh

9,91,653 482

8,007 557

9,70,244 1,032

13,402 7

Rajasthan

9,51,393 137

2,388 303

9,40,101 437

8,904 3

Odisha

8,83,490 2,957

30,859 1,240

8,48,960 4,159

3,671 38

Gujarat

8,22,620 135

5,159 480

8,07,424 612

10,037 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,415 65

1,707 273

7,78,902 318

8,806 20

Haryana

7,67,726 146

2,200 137

7,56,231 263

9,295 20

Bihar

7,20,207 268

2,811 206

7,07,833 468

9,563 6

Telangana

6,15,574 1,175

16,640 606

5,95,348 1,771

3,586 10

Punjab

5,93,063 405

5,968 509

5,71,207 880

15,888 34

Assam

4,88,179 2,869

32,975 350

4,50,924 2,482

4,280 37

Jharkhand

3,44,775 110

1,417 72

3,38,256 180

5,102 2

Uttarakhand

3,38,978 171

2,896 68

3,29,030 231

7,052 8

Jammu And Kashmir

3,12,584 428

7,181 578

3,01,134 999

4,269 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,00,791 188

2,276 132

1,95,062 315

3,453 5

Goa

1,64,957 303

2,920 146

1,59,029 438

3,008 11

Puducherry

1,15,364 284

3,214 150

1,10,423 433

1,727 1

Manipur

64,993 575

9,214 84

54,714 649

1,065 10

Tripura

63,140 395

3,747 163

58,735 554

658 4

Chandigarh

61,467 23

278 33

60,383 56

806

Meghalaya

45,976 421

4,273 77

40,915 341

788 3

Arunachal Pradesh

33,664 289

2,548 9

30,956 279

160 1

Nagaland

24,438 64

1,757 87

22,204 149

477 2

Ladakh

19,871 33

360 5

19,309 38

202

Sikkim

19,458 137

2,430 18

16,732 152

296 3

Mizoram

18,409 430

4,424 197

13,900 233

85

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,520 4

61 1

10,455 3

4

Lakshadweep

9,504 33

315 4

9,142 36

47 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,425 10

103 6

7,195 4

127

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