Emergency Medical Services (EMS) which includes ambulance, worldwide, play a very important role in saving lives of the patients who need urgent medical assistance. It is a well-proven fact that a patient who gets basic life-saving care from medical professionals and is transported to the nearest healthcare facility within 15-20 minutes of an emergency has a very high chance of survival. However, the state of EMS varies drastically from developed to developing countries like India. Unlike other developed countries, where emergency numbers are common knowledge, very few Indians would have the clarity about the number they need to call in case of a medical emergency.
Credihealth comes as a saviour
That’s when Credihealth comes as a saviour as we work as the interface between patients and healthcare facilities arranging the nearest and relevant ambulance services as earliest as possible.
Based on your requirements, you can opt from the below options or the best thing, explain your condition & situation; and our professional medical assistance team will help you choose the best and relevant solution:
Basic Life Support Ambulance
This kind of ambulance is fitted with basic lifesaving equipment like oxygen cylinder, stretcher, BP monitor and sometimes accompanied with a nurse or practitioner depending on the condition of the patient. It is ideal for situations which are not very grievous or Non-emergency medical transfer.
Advance Life Support Ambulance
This type of ambulance is equipped with advance life support apparatus defibrillators (a machine used to restart the heart), ECG machine (used to keep a check on the heart rate of a person), Pulseoxymeter (used to check for the amount of oxygen in the blood), Ventilators, Resuscitation kit, Oxygen cylinders, suction machine, Nebuliser and BP apparatus.
ALS is ideal in scenarios where the patient is either unconscious or a cardiac patient. It can also be used in cases the patient who needs constant monitoring or has to be transferred to a trauma care, or he/she is immobile and on life support.
As per the demand of the situation, we recommend to book ALS along with a relevant doctor or paramedic at additional cost which varies with hospitals.
This kind of ambulance is also known as Non-emergency Patient Transport which is for patients who require clinical monitoring or assistance but do not need a time-critical emergency ambulance or patients with most of the transfers occurring from the patient’s home to hospital or between hospitals.
Mortuary ambulance services are mainly used for the transportation of the dead body.
Irrespective of the kind of EMS or ambulance services you opt, all of them will usually carry basic life-saving equipment and medicines that one may require during an emergency.
Credihealth is a medical assistance company that gives guidance to a patient from the first consultation through the entire hospitalization process. A team of in-house Credihealth doctors helps the patient find the right doctor, book appointment, request cost estimate for procedures and manage admission & discharge processes.