108 Emergency Ambulance Services

Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) is an essential part of the overall healthcare system as it saveslives by providing immediate care. Terms like ‘the Golden Hour’ and the ‘Platinum Ten Minutes’ typify the importance of EMS all over the world. It is a well-accepted fact that a patient who receives basic care from trained professionals and is transported to the nearest healthcare facility in the shortest possible time in case of an emergency, has the highest possible chances of survival. EMS can be provided in two forms – pre-hospital services and treatment as in-patient. Pre-hospital medical services include ambulatory services, transportation of the patients to or from places of treatment and acute medical care (also called first aid). EMS also encompasses services developed to move patients from one medical facility to an alternative one; inferring transfer to a higher facility of care.