Monday, July 11, 2011

please check this out

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on enablingBystander Care, the immediate care that Police and public can provide emergency victims, especially those of road accidents, to enhance their chances of survival. This becomes critical when you consider that India does not have a well-established Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system to bring pre-hospital care to victims, lack of which leads to thousands of deaths by the road side every year and gives India the dubious distinction of being world number one in road accident deaths. Even in a scenario where the country may get an EMS system some day, Bystander Care will continue to play a key role in saving lives given the massive traffic congestion across most of our cities, which will hinder quick movement of EMS vehicles.

Over the past 2 years, SaveLIFE has trained over 2500 Police first-responders in Delhi leading to a significant enhancement in survival rate of accident victims due to administration of basic emergency care to victims. Our immediate goal is to establish a community based and community driven emergency response service that will see over 8000 public volunteers in Delhi being trained in Basic Trauma Life Support skills and connected through a dedicated call centre so that they can be mobilized as first-responders in the event of a medical emergency, especially road accidents.

SLF is registered as a public charitable trust under Sections 12AA & 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.