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The 108 Emergency Response Services is a Free Emergency Service for any emergency be it medical, police and fire. 108 is a toll free number and is accessible from landlines, mobile and local telephone booth without any prefix or suffix

In collaboration with the Government of Goa the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), today launched the 108 free emergency response services in the state.

Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat inaugurated the services in the presence of Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, Health Minister, Vishwajeet Rane, Education Minister, Antanasio Monserattte, MLAs Victoria Fernandes, Pandurang Madkaikar, Dean of Goa Medical College, V N Jindaal, President of Goa State Womens Commission Pramod Salgaoncar and CEO, EMRI Venkat Changavalli.

EMRI signed a MoU with the Goa government on June 14, 2008.

We are the fourth state in the country to have this initiative. We are proud for the success, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat said.

Goa is the first state where the 108 Emergency Response Services has been launched and we are happy to launch the service in Goa, CEO, EMRI, Venkat Changavalli said.

The 108 Emergency Response Services is a Free Emergency Services for any emergency be it medical, police and fire. 108 is a toll free number and is accessible from landlines, mobile and local telephone booth without any prefix or suffix.

“Anyone anytime can call 108 for any emergency and help will reach them in minutes. The ambulances are well equipped with equipments ranging from defibrillators and ventilators, to extrication tools, to handle almost any emergency situation, Changavalli said.

Currently the 108 Emergency Response Services Centre has set up its temporary facility at Goa Medical College, over a 7000 sq ft. Health Minister Rane said “the deficiency of health care in the state will be decreased by the initiative of life saving Emergency Response Services.”

The ambulances are strategically located in and around the state for emergency handling and the service is available round-the-clock.

EMRI has partnered with hospitals and nursing homes to provide free hospitalization. EMRI will recruit and train required human resources, including pilots (drivers) and medically trained persons who will provide pre-hospital care to the victim, the CEO said.

Courtesy: MSN

2 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. 108 service in Goa is one of the best services in India as far as reaching in time. But do they keep record of the patients also? is a question mark.

    1. Tajuddin shaikh on February 7th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
  2. Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

    I have just taken prematured retirement from IAF on 31 Dec 09 as an Administrative Officer after completion of over 26 years of dedicated service. Presently staying in Bangalore. Wish to join EMRI to contribute effectively because at the age of 47 Years, I feel I can effectively work for EMRI and also live a meaningful life in second innings also. May I know if there is any opening for me. Please advice. Eager to join EMRI. Yours SIncerely,

    Gp Capt Shrikant B Walwadkar (Retd)
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    3. Shrikant B Walwadkar on January 15th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

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