Dial 108 for any emergency in Jaipur

September 20th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Sep 20 (IANS) If you are in Jaipur and face any emergency, just dial the toll-free number 108 and help will soon be at hand - whether it is the police, the fire brigade or an ambulance.Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) in partnership with the Rajasthan government Saturday started the free 108 Emergency Response Services.

EMRI had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government May 23, 2008.

The state will have 450 ambulances covering a population of 56 million.

It is a toll free number and is accessible from a landline, mobile, local telephone booth without any prefix or suffix. Anyone, anytime can dial 108 for any emergency - medical, police or fire.

The ambulances are equipped with various equipments, including ventilators, to handle almost any emergency situation.

Venkat Changavalli, CEO, EMRI said: “We are glad to launch the service in Rajasthan and be of help to the people in any emergency.”

The emergency response centre has been set up at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare Building, Jhalana Institutional Area, Jaipur.

EMRI has partnered with hospitals and nursing homes to provide free hospitalisation for the first 24 hours.

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