Maharashtra, Pune, January 10, 2022: BVG India Ltd., a key player who manages Maharashtra’s Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), announced that it is fully prepared for the pandemic and peak COVID cases by offering emergency response services world-class ambulance and a toll-free MEMS 108 service delivery. Throughout the pandemic, BVG’s MEMS ambulance services and 108 toll-free ambulance services have benefited lakhs of people in Maharashtra and have served over 67.70 lakhs of patients (as of December 2021) since the start of operations from 2014.
The BVG Ambulance Service in association with the Government of Maharashtra is India’s first project where a qualified doctor looks after the patient in an ambulance, compared to a simple paramedic in non-BVG ambulances across the India. The importance of trained qualified doctors taking care of ambulance patients can be measured by the fact that BVG MEMS has served more than 5.90 lakh Covid-19 patients since the start of the pandemic and more than 37,600 successful deliveries have been assisted. by BVG MEMS doctors in ambulances.
Mr. Rajesh Tope, Hon. Cabinet Minister of Health, Maharashtra, recognized the BVG MEMS team for successfully serving the emergency patient health system preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when most people were scared and confined to their homes, 108 ambulances were constantly on the roads to serve patients in need, he said in a letter.
“It was commendable that even though more than 310 emergency professionals, including doctors and pilots, working on ambulances were affected by COVID-19, after recovery, this team joined the system to serve patients. Looking at the spirit of this team, it portrays the sign of the greater humanity that cares about the community, ”Mr. Tope said, adding that the response from the BVG MEMS team was commendable and swift.
BVG India has embarked on an ambitious, cutting-edge, world-class MEMS initiative in Maharashtra, operated 24/7 from Aundh Chest Hospital in Pune. The free number 108 is accessible from all mobile and landline numbers in the State. Over 4,200 EMS professionals have been employed in this MEMS service system and have been given a great opportunity to serve people for compassionate reasons. With MEMS, there is a huge increase in the provision of health facilities in rural, hilly and tribal areas of Maharashtra.
Mr. Hanmantrao Ramdas Gaikwad, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), BVG India Ltd., said: “BVG India’s strategy of providing ambulance doctor training for the first time in India has helped us serve patients better and set new benchmarks of excellence in training and knowledge management. In addition to saving precious lives, we have helped Maharashtra achieve the distinction of being the first Indian state to have an EMS treatment protocol for emergency care; and the creation of the Maharashtra EMS manual.
After the establishment of a Unitary National Health Mission (NHM), the emergency services market grew at a CAGR of 25.8% between fiscal year 2013-21; catapulting the market size to Rs. 32.8 billion in FY 2021.
BVG has built a unique and highly successful operating model for Maharashtra EMS. World-class equipment (defibrillator and transport ventilator – Germany, medical grade oxygen delivery system – Spain); the first ambulance in the country to have a medical grade oxygen delivery system; and ARAI certified ambulance.
In terms of ERC, BVG MEMS has a state-of-the-art control room; seamless integration with other departments; saving 5 ambulances for each ambulance; dynamic map display to identify the location of the incident; and MEMS dashboard – real-time data access for government officials.
BVG India is one of the largest integrated facilities management services players in India with over 54,000 employees (as of June 2021) having served 582 clients in over 35 industries in over 130 cities during the fiscal year 21. BVG provides services to a diverse base of clients operating in all sectors, including the industrial and consumer sector, the transport and transit infrastructure sector, hospitals and the healthcare sector, as well as to establishments. public. BVG is one of the few companies to also serve religious institutions in India (Source: F&S report). As part of its integrated services business, BVG provided station management services in 2019. In addition to integrated services and facilities management services, BVG provides emergency response services for medical emergencies and police, as well as waste management services. BVG is the first company in India to be awarded contracts for the provision of police emergency response services (Source: F&S report). In addition to these services, BVG carries out facility management projects, mainly comprising gardening and landscaping services. As part of its integrated services business, BVG has served key customers in the industrial and consumer sectors. In the transport and transit infrastructure sector, BVG customers include Metro Rail Limited, highway and transport authorities and have served 16 different airports in different metropolitan cities while in the hospital and healthcare sector, its customers include public hospitals in various cities.
BVG is the first company in India to be awarded a contract for the provision of police emergency response services, which is a unique project in the country. BVG is a key player providing services in the emergency response services market. The company operates in Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir with a fleet of more than 1,400 ambulances and 30 bicycle ambulances as of June 30, 2021. BVG presented the first ambulance equipped with defibrillators, pressure monitoring equipment blood pressure, pulse oximetry and medical grade oxygen delivery systems and was also the first in India to provide ambulances to doctors. The company handled over 33.15 million calls (3.32 crore) and served nearly 7.56 million (75.6 lakh)[AK1] patient emergencies until June 30, 2021. BVG has assisted over 37,000 ambulance deliveries between February 2014 and June 2021. BVG’s licensed ambulances are certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). In Maharashtra, BVG provides ambulances with world-class equipment and it is the only state in the country that has dedicated doctors for each ambulance. The company provides command center services through its in-house IT infrastructure. BVG is also the only company in India to offer value added services as part of their emergency medical response services, which include staffing healthcare professionals in their ambulances and providing periodic health screening facilities. grassroots to tribal communities in Maharashtra.
In Maharashtra, areas covered by BVG MEMS include Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Palghar, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal among others.
30 bicycle emergency medical first response vehicles with well-trained EMS personnel are deployed in the Mumbai areas and in the rural areas of Palghar, Gadchiroli, Amravati and Solapur. After receiving a call in control room 108, the nearest emergency medical responder and ambulance were dispatched. Bike Emergency Medical First Responder has four kits: trauma kit, medical kit and airway management kit and delivery kit. The medical kit contains all emergency medicines like adrenaline, atropine, frusemide, inhalers, etc., to take care of all medical emergencies like stroke, heart attack, asthma, etc. , antiseptic and analgesic sprays, etc. The airway kit contains AMBU bags to provide artificial ventilation for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients, oxygen cylinder, airway, suction machine that supports respiratory emergencies and unconscious patients. The delivery kit contains all the equipment such as gloves, gowns, scissors for cutting the umbilical cord, cord pliers, etc., with which emergency delivery can be carried out at home.
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