Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals on Thursday announced the launch of free ambulance services for emergencies within the city limits of Hyderabad. The free ambulance service would ensure that the family or friends do not need to waste time looking for an ambulance in case of any emergency and simply dial 1066 to access Apollo Hospitals Dedicated Emergency Response System (ERS), a press release said.
Patients can dial 1066 and be assured of rapid transport to Apollo Hospitals’ emergency for definitive care, in most cases within the golden hour. An advanced GPRS-enabled ambulance would be immediately dispatched along with trained paramedics equipped with the necessary critical care equipment.
During transfer to the hospital, the patient’s vitals would be monitored and a two-way communication between the ambulance and the hospital would help to ensure a thorough update on the patient’s condition. This would enable hospital staff to prepare to receive the patient and begin treatment with no delays and prepare concerned departments and facilities such as the Cath lab, operating theatre, ICUs to give the required medical aid to the patient, release added.
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