[AI] Emergency! Dial 108 from anywhere

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 12:36:10 EDT 2008

At least calling 911 in Airtel network connects you to the nearest
Police station. If my memory is correct, 112 also worked. This was the
case in Tamilnadu devision, but not sure about the rest.


On 11/06/2008, Rajesh Asudani <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in> wrote:
> By Our Staff Reporter
> Bhopal, June 10:  The Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI)
> will be starting its emergency services in Madhya Pradesh soon. According to
> a
> press statement issued here on Tuesday, Union Telecom minister A Raja has
> indicated to Health minister Ambumani Ramadoss that 108 is being finalised
> as
> the national toll free trauma care number to the institution. The number 108
> could soon become India's version of 911-the number the US dials for
> emergency,
> the release added.
> Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttarakhand are already using 108 as the
> emergency toll free number. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu
> recently signed
> an MoU with the Institute for this purpose. States like JK, Assam, and
> Kerala too are finalising plans for designating 108 for all emergency
> purposes,
> the release informed.
> "Once a caller dials 108, a 24 hour call-centre will receive the
> information, locate an ambulance closest to the emergency spot through GPRS
> technology
> and dispatch it within the golden hour.
> The Institute has received top recognition in the health care category at
> the 2008 computer world honours programme. This award ceremony was held in
> Washington.
> The award was received by Verghese Jacob, chief integrator and lead partner
> of Byraju Foundation.
> When one calls 108 to report an emergency, the call receiver at the
> Emergency Response Center (ERC) will gather the necessary information,
> regarding the
> type of Emergency and the location of the emergency scene whether, the call
> is from a District, Mandal, City, Town, exact location, landmark. After
> gathering
> the information, the Dispatch Officer in the Emergency Response Centre
> dispatches either the Ambulance, Fire vehicle or the Police vehicle
> depending on
> the type of Emergency.
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