The word emergency means, it is top priority and needs immediate attention. It could be a life-threatening health situation. An emergency arises in instances of earthquakes, fires, floods and natural disasters. Accidents indubitably give rise to emergency situations where the victims need immediate attention. People are assaulted every day in Jamnagar
and they may need immediate emergency services if their lives are to be saved. Then there are instances where a person may be at the end of his tether and may be considering suicide as a way out.
This is an emergency situation and he needs to be talked out of his resolve. Animals fall ill or become victims of accidents and need immediate emergency care. People working in emergencies are geared to respond within seconds; they are ready to go any time of the day or night and often, such emergency services save a life. A crime may be in progress and is an emergency situation. Prompt action by police saves lives and property.
Partnership Between Govt of Gujarat & GVK Institute
When you think of emergency services in Jamnagar the number 108 comes to mind. This is a public-private partnership between the Government of Gujarat and the GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute. Anyone can dial and report a crime in progress, a critical health condition or a fire and the 108 emergency team responds within seconds.
The service was started in Gujarat in 2007 and since then it has saved the lives of 2600 people with a fleet of 506 ambulances handling 70000 emergencies in a month. Here follows the details of this service or program: This program is run by a Public Private Partnership between the
Government of Gujarat and GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research
Institute). The "108" program was launched on 29 August 2007.
Headquartered at its Emergency Management Centre in Kathwada, Ahmedabad,
a team of 2600 people and a fleet of 506 Ambulances respond to more
than 70,000 Emergencies in a month.
- Ninety nine percent of the calls
received on 108 are attended within three seconds which is at par with
- GVK EMRI has attended to more than 26 lakh emergencies
till date and saved 1, 28,479 lives.
- 20,265 deliveries have been
assisted by EMTs of 108 ambulances on or at the scene.
Hospitals, 24x7 Chemist Stores, Ambulance Service in Jamnagar
Apart from this, there are private hospitals and ambulance services operating 24x7 in Jamnagar, ready to handle cardiac cases, accident and trauma cases, kidney and other health conditions needing emergency medical care. Chemists and blood banks play a vital role in emergency health services. Some chemists are open 24 hours a day so that medicines can be purchased at any time of the day or night. Blood banks similarly are ready to make available blood for transfusion in emergency cases in Jamnagar.
Emergencies Services Against Crime
Emergency is not related to medical conditions alone; it also applies to other situations. The police must always be on their feet. A crime may be taking place anyplace in Jamnagar at any time and they need to react promptly to catch the perpetrators and save lives. Dial 100 and the police dispatch a van from the police station nearest to the scene of the incident. Stray incidents such as arson, assaults and robberies are routinely handled but the police are truly tested at times of riots and mass disturbances, calling for emergency measures.
Fire, Disaster Management, Police Services in Jamnagar
Fire can strike anytime, anywhere and if not attended to on an emergency footing, it can play havoc. Dial 101 if you notice a fire spreading and a fire van rushes to the scene from the nearest fire station in Jamnagar. The police and firemen also combine to deliver emergency services at times of natural disasters like floods, typhoons and earthquakes. At such times they bring relief to the affected, rescue those trapped and also prevent criminals from having a field day in times of chaos. At such times special disaster management teams provide expert emergency services, saving lives and property. When disasters strike, temples, NGOs and organizations like the VHP in Jamnagar, all swing into operation bringing succour and relief.
Emergency Help for Wounded Animals
Animals are our friends but are often ignored by most humans. Luckily, there are still a few who care and a couple of animal emergency services operate in Jamnagar. You can phone them if you notice a cow or a dog become a victim to an accident or one that is ill and a van arrives on the spot with veterinarians in attendance to give emergency services.