Sunday, April 4, 2010

EMERGENCY SERVICES - 108



1-0-8 Emergency Response Service is a 24X7 emergency service for medical, police and fire emergencies. The service is available for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa ,Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh.

The main highlights are: 
  •  It is a 24x7 emergency service.
  • Toll Free number accessible from landline or mobile Emergency help will reach you in an average of 18 minutes
1-0-8  is dialed for the purposes mentioned below:
  • To save a life
  • To report a crime in progress 
  • To report a fire
 108 Emergency Response Services has also signed MOU with over 6800 hospitals which provide initial stabilization free of cost for the first 24 hours. 

Types of Emergencies:       
Medical EmergenciesPolice EmergenciesFire Emergencies
Serious Injuries
Robbery / Theft / Burglary
Burns
Cardiac arrests Street Fights Fire breakouts
Stroke
Property Conflicts Industrial fire hazards
Respiratory
Self - inflicted injuries / Attempted suicides 
Diabetics
Theft
Maternal/Neonatal/Pediatric  Fighting
Epilepsy  Public Nuisance
Unconsciousness
 Missing
Animal bites  Kidnappings
High Fever  Traffic Problems ( Traffic Jams or Rallies, raasta rokos etc )
Infections 
 Forceful actions, riots etc
Do not call 1-0-8 if there is no ‘serious people emergency’. It is not a number for enquiry or information gathering. Do not play around by dialing 1-0-8 as a joke. Otherwise a call in real emergency could be blocked and a life will be lost. If you happen to call 1-0-8 by accident then do not hang up until the officer asks you to do so. 
Source:http://www.emri.in/content/view/24/59/