US-Based Kashmiri Doctors to Launch Critical Care Ambulance Service in Srinagar

July 18

Kashmiri Doctors in the United States have expressed concern over the growing deaths due to Accidents in Jammu Kashmir and are all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.

“In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior doctors on board,” the group of doctors said in a statement on Wednesday.

Due to the growing road accidents in Jammu Kashmir, which result to nearly thousand deaths a year, the absence of pre-hospital care often makes it difficult to provide timely treatment to the patients. As a result, several lives are lost almost on a daily basis, the statement read.

The group of Kashmiri doctors named “Kashmera” based in US in collaboration with the state government and few NGOs, have launched a programme to provide ambulances to ferry the injured to the two premier hospitals in Srinagar.

The pilot EMRS project will be initiated in Srinagar’s Old City to gain experience and gauge the popular response.