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THE AMBULANCE TIMES Touching everyone associated with Emergency Medical Services Registered Newspaper - RNI No. DELENG/2012/41958

N E W S WAT C H India:One more doctor arrested in question paper leak case Delhi Police have arrested a doctor who was involved in the postgraduate medical entrance examination paper leak in January this year. Police said the doctor, identified as Devangan Devprakash, a native of Raipur, Chattisgarh, was arrested on Sunday. The racket was busted on January 10, when the AIIMS entrance test conducted Page 2

Tripura to launch 24X7 ambulance service Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura, under a central government scheme, will launch an emergency ambulance service to provide 24 hours facility to the patients, officials said Saturday. The authorities will start the Emergency Medical Transport Service (EMTS) under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) by the end of this year, officials said here. Page 3

Bring conjoined sisters from Bihar to Delhi: SC The Supreme Court Monday asked the Bihar government to make arrangements for bringing teenage conjoined twins Saba and Farah to Delhi by an air ambulance for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Pg 2

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Pall of gloom descends on Ramanathapuram village strained silence made way for wailing. As the coffin was placed on a bench in front of the house, women came in groups to pay homage. The mother, A. Nagavalli, swooned on seeing her son’s body. She had refused to eat ever since news RAMANATHAPURAM, July 25, of the shooting had reached the 2012 village. Twenty minutes later, The coffin containing the body the body was taken for burial. of A. Sekar being taken to his Residents of Thoppuvalasai did native village from Tiruchi airnot venture out to sea as a mark port on Wednesday. Photo: M. of respect to Sekar. Moorthy Their main source of livelihood As the ambulance carrying the was fishing., . They worked for a body of 25-year-old A. Sekar, maximum of 10 to 15 days in a who was gunned down by the month. Most of them, especially U.S. Navy while fishing off Duyouth, migrated to the Middle bai on July 17, entered the vilEast. They had borrowed money lage at 9.20 p.m. on Wednesday, from local money lenders at exa pall of gloom engulfed Thoporbitant interest rates. Mr. Arupuvalasai. In moments, their re-

Ambulances for 15 tribal districts

BHUBANESWAR - 20th July 2012 The State Government has decided to launch emergency medical ambulance service. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved the scheme to be implemented by the Health and Family Welfare Department. Official sources said 280 ambulances will be pressed into service in these districts in three phases. The ambulances will have life saving medical equipment and trained personnel. One ambulance will provide medical services within a radius of 10 km. There will be a three digit toll-free number and a 24X7 control room. Naveen directed the Department to extend the service to all 30 districts taking into account the results in the first phase.

mugam had borrowed Rs one lakh and it had been only 10 months since his son had gone for work. He had sent Rs 20,000 to the parents, who are yet to repay their debt. The government’s compensation of Rs. five lakh has been received by his family which includes Sekar’s sister Ramalakshmi. The family’s request to the authorities is to provide a government job to Ramalakshmi, who is married. Those responsible for the shooting should be tried in a court of law. M. Muthiah, his uncle, said that they had planned to get Sekar married in October. The body was taken from the UAE to Tiruchi in an Air India flight and from there by road to the village. Abstracted from: the hindu


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Bring conjoined sisters from Bihar to Delhi: SC

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IANS India Private Limited – Mon 30 Jul, 2012 New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Bihar government to make arrangements for bringing teenage conjoined twins Saba and Farah to Delhi by an air ambulance for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The court also asked the central government to make arrangements for sending an air ambulance from Delhi to bring back the sisters to explore the possibility of separating them surgically. On the direction of the apex court, the central government formed a three-member team of doctors to examine the possibility of surgically separating the sisters.

The apex court July 20 asked the panel of doctors to go to Patna

to examine Saba and Farah and give their opinion on the possibility of separating them. The apex court direction came on a petition by Aarushi Dhasmana - a law student of Punebased Symbiosis Law School which said that she wanted to help Saba and Farah by exploring the possibility of separating them surgically.

Tripura to launch 24X7 ambulance service Saturday, July 28, 2012 Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura, under a central government scheme, will launch an emergency ambulance service to provide 24 hours facility to the patients, officials said Saturday. The authorities will start the Emergency Medical Transport Service (EMTS) under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) by the end of this year, officials said here. “To launch the EMTS, 75 ambulances would be purchased

at a cost of Rs.7 crore. Tripura would be the second state in northeast...after Assam to start this scheme,” Tr i p u r a NRHM director Samarjeet Bhowmik told reporters. Bhowmik said: “There would be a control room in each district, sub-divisional and state headquarters to operate the scheme. Ambu-

lance would reach out to the patients or any ailing people’s doorstep at any time if any one calls to these control room through a toll free telephone number.” According to the scheme, the ambulances, fitted with basic life support system, will be run by a private operator. “The treatment will start once the patient boards the ambu-

lance and it will continue till the patient reaches the nearby hospital,” the official added. The official, said that the state government has asked the central health ministry to allow the Tripura government to run the scheme instead of a private operator. “The union government’s response in this regards was yet to come,” the official said. Abstracted from: Indo Asian News Service

heartbeat Torquay death crash, charitable fund set up for families

21 July 2012 A charitable fund has been set up for two families affected by a fatal head-on crash in Torquay.

Oisin Twomey, aged 16 months, and his unborn sister died in the crash on 6 July while their parents Con, 39, and Elber Twomey, 36, from the Irish Republic, remain in hospital. Oisin Twomey, two, was killed in the crash in which his unborn sibling also died. The driver of the other car involved, Marek Wojiechowski,

26, died leaving a widow and two children. The money will help pay for funeral and travel costs for relatives. Susie Colley, who helped set up the fund, said: "It is already up to about £1,200 but I would like to see thousands raised. The Twomey family were on holiday from Meelin, County Cork. Mr Wojiechowski was

originally from Poland but lived in the area with his family. Twenty-five emergency service vehicles attended the incident in Hamelin Way, along with three air ambulances which helped to take them to hospital. The road was closed for more than 10 hours while the vehicles were recovered and forensic examinations took place. Abstracted from: News deovn


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Elaine, 19, died in lost ambulance been treated at Roscommon Hospital. By the time tragic “But she couldn’t because the Elaine, injured in a car A&E there was closed down. The crash, finally arrived ambulance actually passed the at University College hospital there on its journey.” Hospital in Galway, she As well as being directed to go had suffered a fatal heart the long way round, the ambuattack from blood loss. lance was also mistakenly sent A TEEN girl died after the Family friend and chairman to Portiuncula hospital, which ambulance she was in lost its of the Roscommon Hospital could not take her. way and took TWO HOURS to A c t i o n C o m m i t t e e J o h n Despite a garda escort from get to hospital. Elaine Curley, McDermott said: “Two hours to Portiuncula to UCHG, Elaine, 19, passed away after the get to a hospital is longer than from Creggs, Co Roscommon, ambulance was sent the wrong it takes in some Third World died 30 minutes from the hosway and to the wrong hospital, countries. pital. The National Ambulance it was revealed yesterday. Her Service has reviewed the case journey took so long that her Long route ... Galway hospital parents made it to the hospital “By rights, Elaine should have and apologised to the family. Abstracted from: The Irish Sun before her. Tragedy...Elaine was injured in crash

India: One more doctor arrested in question paper leak case Delhi Police have arrested a doctor who was involved in the postgraduate medical entrance examination paper leak in January this year. Police said the doctor, identified as Devangan Devprakash, a native of Raipur, Chattisgarh,

was arrested on Sunday. The racket was busted on January 10, when the AIIMS entrance test conducted to fill up 50% of postgraduate seats in government medical colleges across the country was being held at 156 centres. The leak

worked in three steps. First, two Master’s of Business Administration degree holders, posing as candidates, took images of the test using mobile phones and bluetooth devices concealed in their shirts. Abstracted from: The Hindustan Times

Thieves steal ambulance on 999 call Friday, Jul 20 2012 Thieves stole an ambulance while paramedics were treating an elderly woman who had collapsed at her home, police said today. At 10.39 pm yesterday the ambulance was scrambled to the home of an 86-year-old woman suffering chest pains. While the ambulance was parked outside the address in Edwards Close, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, Hampshire, said police. The theft was not discovered until the paramedics left the house with their patient with the intention of taking her to hospital. The vehicle was found in nearby Chedworth Crescent by police about 10 minutes later, according to police.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said that the patient was luckily not in a critical condition and said that if the patient had been in a worse state the situation could have been life-threatening. The patient was taken to hospital in a ambulance car which had also been called at the same time as the ambulance to the address. The spokeswoman said: “It was a 999 call to an elderly lady who had collapsed. She was being treated by paramedics. “As they were in a position to move her to hospital they discovered the vehicle had been taken. “It was an emergency but not critical - she was stable and she was being cared for. “It was a godsend that we had

both vehicles there so we were able to move the patient. If we had only had one vehicle we could have had a very serious situation.” The theft was condemned by police and ambulance services. Hampshire Police spokeswoman, Kirsty Langton, said: “Hampshire Ambulance provides an invaluable service to the public and for someone to take this ambulance could have had dire consequences. Alistair Johnston, ser vice duty officer for Hampshire Ambulance said: “If the patient was in a more serious condition it could have had dire consequences. Time is always the key element. Seconds could mean saving lives.”

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• Your baby is prone to fungal is said to be a natural way to cleanse the body. infections, skin rashes or aller• Washing hands helps gies during the humid-hot conto keep diseases at bay. Make sure to wash your ditions of India during monand your baby’s hands soon. You can keep your baby clean and healthy by giving him after you change his baths or sponge baths at least nappies and after he eats, if he is old enough once a day. When you bathe your baby, check his neck, unto have solid food. Cut your baby’s nails ofderarms, genitalia and other ten. That will help keep creases in his body. You can try adding a few drops of neem him clean and healthy. oil (neem ka tel) to the bath. It While going out, you

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may carry a hand sanitiser with you, so that anyone who wants to hold the baby uses it to avoid infections. • Keep your baby indoors during the first rain of the season. This rain can be acidic and could cause skin problems. Also keep an emergency kit with medication and supplies for the monsoon. Ask your doctor which medicines you should buy.

Monsoon Platter

Though the first showers of the monsoon bring relief from the scorching summer heat, however, they also bring some health issues like food poisoning, dysentery and cholera among others. -Drink warm beverages during the monsoons. Add ginger or mint powder to your tea or milk.

ple have the immunity to handle bacterial overload at such places. -Avoid eating oily or fried foods as they tend to cause acidity. Opt for tandoori or grilled options. -Avoid eating foods with too much spice as this promotes bloating and water retention. Go for foods that have medium salt in them. -Avoid eating street or junk food -Use plenty of garlic, ginger, pepduring the rains. Very few peo- per, turmeric, asafoetida, jeera

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and coriander while cooking as this enhances digestive power and improves immunity. -Consume lots of vitamin C and citrus fruits to boost your immunity. Make sure that you are eating at home mostly during this time. Avoid eating out during the rains.

Ambulance runs amok; 1 dies Jul 30, 2012, 12.46AM IST HYDERABAD: A speeding ambulance has mowed down a 35-year- old man in M i y a p u r a n d i n j u re d t w o others waiting at a bus stop on Sunday. A 3 5 - y e a r- o l d m a n d i e d o n t h e s p o t d u e t o s e v e re head injuries and th e t w o victims, Raji Reddy of Haf e e z p e t a n d Ra j a s e k h a r, a photography student from Kukatpally, sustained injuries. The deceased was clad in blue-brown checks shirt a n d d a r k b ro w n t ro u s e r s . T h e i n j u re d w e re r u s h e d to a private hospital nearby and the condition of Rajasekhar is said to be critical. A f ter regaining control over the vehicle, the driver of the ambulance quickly b ro u g h t t h e v e h i c l e b a c k o n t o t h e ro a d a n d s p e d

a w a y t o w a rd s C h a n d a n a gar. “The eyewitnesses said that it was a private ambulance, but none of them no t i c e d t h e v e h i c l e re g i s t r ation number or the name of the hospital written on the vehicle,” the SI said. The body of the victim was shif ted to Gandhi Hospital for a postmortem. Immediately after the incident, the Cyberabad police have alerted all nearby police stations about the ambulance but the vehicle was yet to be traced. The Miyapur police have booked cases under sections 304-A (Causing death due to rash or negligent act) and 337 (Causing injuries due to rash or negligent act) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Abstracted from: THE TIMES OF INDIA

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