Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently launched an emergency medical service ‘Mission DELHI’, as part of which an assistance unit on a motorcycle can be quickly summoned for emergencies like a heart attack or chest pain. The pilot project has been launched in a radius of three kilometres around the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Under Mission DELHI (Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative), a pair of trained paramedic nurses would be the first responders to treat heart attack patients. On getting a call, the pair would rush to the spot on motorcycles, gather basic information on the patient’s medical history, conduct a quick medical examination, take the ECG, and establish a virtual connect with the cardiologists at AIIMS and deliver expert medical advice and treatment. While the emergency treatment is being provided, a CATS ambulance will arrive and take the patient for further treatment.
Even as the patient is on way to the hospital, doctors at AIIMS control centre will evaluate the data received from the nurses to establish further course of treatment. ICMR has signed a memorandum with CATS for this project.