Highway Emergency Response and Accident Mitigation Service (HERAM) – A Field Report

Balaji Utla, Shailendra Kumar B. Hegde, Sri Ranga Prasad Saride, Ramanuja Chary Kandaala, Sridhar Upadhya, Anukrati Saxena

Abstract


This paper describes a cross-sectional analysis of data pertaining to accidents that occurred on the National Highway between Hyderabad and Vijaywada, over a period of one year. A fully equipped trauma ambulance was despatched to the site as soon as a call comes on 1033. The victim was attended to by well-trained paramedics in the ambulance and transported to the nearest health care facility. This service attended to 60% of the accidents in the service area. Incidence of fatalities was 5.63%. This service can be established at the national level to provide emergency ambulance care service to accident victims on National Highways.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6587



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