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Bangladesh: First Aid for Road Victims

Traumalink, a voluntary organisation providing emergency primary treatment to road accident victims, has now launched its service on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj.\r\nDuring an inauguration ceremony in Manikganj Zila Parishad\'s auditorium on 22 August, Director (operation) of the organisation Esha Chowdhury said they selected 90 trained volunteers who would be deployed on different spots within 20-kilometre between Golora of Saturia and Mohadevpur of Shivalaya upazila.

Bangladesh: TraumaLink Taking the Road One Kilometre at a Time

As another Eid is about to commence, the pressure on the highways is reaching a peak. Unfortunate accidents too are lurking as rampant reckless driving and deplorable road conditions continue.\r\nCreated in 2013, TraumaLink is an emergency response system that focuses on road accidents, providing immediate attention to the victims. They are currently operating on about 19 kilometres of the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Daudkandi, working with 100 volunteers who have already responded to more than 250 emergency calls and treated over 400 injured patients so far.

China: Beijing Hospital Launches Helicopter Service

China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing inaugurated a multi-storey parking facility to help alleviate parking problems, as well as to provide better air rescue services. A helicopter is landing at China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing, Aug 29, 2017.

India: Ambulance Services Hit in Odisha after mass Resignation of Operating Staff Members

Balangir: Government emergency ambulance service 108 was badly hit in Balangir district on 21 August after all of its operating staff members offered mass resignation in protest against the arrest of Maoj Sahu, District President of ‘108’ Ambulance Operations.\r\nAll the 17 ambulances deployed across the district were stationed in front of the District Collector’s office. The staff members also handed over the keys of the ambulances to the concerned authorities in the presence of CDMO Sugnanendra Mishra and police officials.

India: Health: Department Distributes First-Aid Kits among Street Vendors, Auto Drivers

Patiala: To provide quick relief for victims of road accidents, the Health Department has started a special campaign from the city by distributing first-aid kits among street vendors working by the roadsides.\r\nHealth Department officials also distributed the kits among auto-rickshaw and rickshaw drivers. The campaign has been started in association with Jerath Path Labs. Director, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, Dr Rajiv Bhalla, started the drive by distributing the kits among the vendors.
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