Tuesday, January 25, 2011

108 Services



1-0-8 Emergency Response Service is a 24 x 7 emergency service for medical, police and fire emergencies. The service is available for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

The main highlights are
·        It is a 24x7 emergency service.
·        Toll free number accessible from landline or mobile.
·        Emergency help will reach you in an average of 18 minutes.


1-0-8 is dialed for the purposes mentioned below:
·        To save a life.
·        To report a crime in progress.
·        To report a fire.

108 Emergency Response Services has also signed MOU with over 6800 hospitals which provide initial stabilization free of cost for the first 24 hours.
  
Types of Emergencies  


Medical Emergencies:                 
·        Serious Injuries              
·        Cardiac arrests               
·        Stroke                           
·        Respiratory            
·        Diabetics                
·        Maternal/Neonatal/Pediatric                  
·        Epilepsy                 
·        Unconsciousness              
·        Animal bites                     
·        High Fever              
·        Infections           

 Police Emergencies:  
·        Robbery / Theft / Burglary       
·        Street Fights
·        Property Conflicts
·        Self - inflicted injuries / Attempted suicides    
·        Theft
·        Fighting
·        Public Nuisance
·        Missing
·        Kidnappings
·        Traffic Problems (Traffic Jams or Rallies, raasta rokos etc)
·        Forceful actions, riots etc         

 Fire Emergencies:
·        Burns
·        Fire breakouts
·        Industrial fire hazards

 Do not call 1-0-8 if there is no ‘serious people emergency’. It is not a number for enquiry or information gathering. Do not play around by dialing 1-0-8 as a joke. Otherwise a call in real emergency could be blocked and a life will be lost. If you happen to call 1-0-8 by accident then do not hang up until the officer asks you to do so. 

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