GVK-EMRI 108 ‘Mrityunjoy’ Services completed 11 years of saving lives in Assam on Wednesday.
GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) started in April, 2005 to provide integrated emergency response services.
It is a public private partnership mode with a vision to provide leadership to save one mllion lives per annum nationally.
GVK EMRI was established as a premier research and training institute in emergency management.
This service was made available to the people of Assam, upon signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by the Government of Assam and GKV-EMRI on July 8, 2008.
Presently it has 696 road ambulances all across Assam and nine boat ambulances.
A completely free service where, anyone, anywhere in the State can call the toll free number 108 for all emergency and pregnancy related requiring home to hospital and hospital to hospital transfer. 1
The 108 number is accessible from a landline, mobile phone, local telephone booth and can be dialed without any prefix or suffix.
Within a span of eleven years it has become a lifeline for the people of the State and helped in change the attitude and perception in health delivery mechanism.
It has also created an environment of building the competency in providing pre hospital care.
It has generated ample opportunity for accessibility and timely emergency service in organized way and saved thousands of lives in the State since inception.