Mangaluru, Feb 28, 2015: GVK EMRI - 108 Service saved a bleeding patient a week back. The victim, from Belur, suffered grievous injuries all over his body, and his palm was severly injured when he used dynamite to kill fish at Kempuholey river.
The ambulance driver’s driving skills enabled to reach the spot on time. They managed to save Ravi’s life. These ambulance driver’s contribute a lot to save human lives in grave emergencies and a midst serious odds. Numerous cases are on record which are verifiable.
In one recent case the driver drove 65k in 45 minutes to save the victims. The driver states that he received a call at 12.15am, and was at the spot at 12.20. Although there was a large crowd, nobody helped me put the injured into the ambulance which is a regular occurance - people only stand around for amusement. On the way, he informed Mangala authorities that one of them was bleeding dangerously. A mobile ICU and a doctor was sent and the injured shifted to the mobile ICU at BC Road.
The operations in-charge, Mangala Hospital and Mangala Kidney Foundation, stated that eight of their ambulances have been stationed at Nelyadi, Uppinangady, Ujire, Kakkinje, Charmadi Ghat. "In a month, 15-20 cases from Gundya, Charmadi, Kallugundi and Chervattur. All the shops on the route have the phone numbers of the ambulance drivers. Victims are first taken to the nearest hospital for treatment. If they need advanced treatment, they are brought to Mangaluru. Will the service of these angels ever be recognised? Will, at least vehicles stop and give way to these ambulances fighting death. it i unbelievable that public instead of understanding and co-operating only create hindrances.