ANGELS PRESS RELEASE
Kozhikodecity saw a new sunrise in the form of ANGELS (Active Network Group of Life savers)
a noble project which was started to provide a proper pre-hospital care on par with the international standards.
Pre-hospital care which is still in the rudimentary stage in our country is very prevalent in the western countries.
ANGELS aims to impart quality care for the transport of traumatized and critically ill patients who need apt
interventions within the first golden hours.
In Kozhikode district there are about 200 registered ambulances, but nearly 90% are merely being
used to carry corpse. The reason for such a scenario being no uniformity in the networking.
Each ambulance or hospital group have their own numbers. ANGELS have brought into existence
a single access number that is 102 for any emergency calls.
Modern technologies like GPS, GRPS and internet facility are used in the active working of ANGELS.
The present scene of bringing sick or injured patients by a private vehicle, which does more
harm to the patient, is being upgraded to a level where professional and proper medical care
is given to such patients within a very less time.
This project has also intended to upgrade the status of ‘Ambulance service providers’ to the
level of ‘health care providers’ or ‘life savers’. This has also brought in a lots of job openings
for ambulance technicians.
The beneficiaries of this project are the general public, patient who require immediate care,
hospital for providing a better and prepared care.
Along with the project, training for EMCT (Emergency Medical Care Technicians) Ambulance drivers,
common public and doctors are also given. The project is being implemented in the city with the
active support from District Administration, various NGO’s, Government hospitals & private hospitals.
Partners who are involved in making this project a reality includes GWU from USA,
MIMS Emergency Medicine Department, Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services,
Society for Emergency Medicine India, Bank of Baroda, United Insurance Company,
Thai Group of Companies, IPIX solution.
Former president Dr A P G Abdul Kalam inaugurated the project on 18.02.2011.
The Phase I of ANGELS became operational on 09.03.2011 with an
availability of 20 ambulances by 15.04.2011, 30 more ambulances would be added to the system.
ANGELS have already spent nearly Rs.15 lakhs to build a world class console and other networking system.
The Thai group of Companies donated the first ambulance for the same purpose and is operational from 09.03.2011.
ANGELS is the ideal model for adoption to other states of the Country
as well as developing countries for achieving the goal of quality emergency medical
services and for a better pre-hospital care to be imparted.