Request the Delhi CM to provide improved facilities in the CATS ambulances

Request the Delhi CM to provide improved facilities in the CATS ambulances

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Kanika Suri started this petition to Arvind Kejriwal (Chief Minister of Delhi) and

I am starting this petition as a recent personal experience made me realise that the ambulances provided by Delhi Government’s Centralised Accident and Trauma Service (CATS) do not have trained paramedics who can provide basic immediate medical care in the ambulances.

Someone close to me required immediate medical care for vascovagal syncope (a vascovagal trigger causes the heart rate and blood pressure to drop suddenly leading to brief unconsciousness) and the situation demanded that an ambulance be called for. This condition was not known at the time; however it was clear that immediate medical attention was needed. We were in Delhi’s diplomatic area at the time. A kind by-stander dialled 102 and the ambulance was with us within 10 minutes. 

The ambulance had a ‘trained’ paramedic and a driver. However, what appalled me was the lack of apathy on the part of the paramedic and the lack of basic first aid facilities in the ambulance. The paramedic didn’t assess the medical situation and failed to do the basics - for example check the bp and heart rate. Providing basic medical attention for the syncope was out of the question as he hadn’t even assessed the situation to begin with. The ambulance didn’t even have basic intravenous access. The situation was appalling so much so that when the patient wanted to vomit, they were stopping the ambulance so that the patient could vomit on the road as the vomit bags were not easily accessible in the ambulance.

Fortunately, we reached a private hospital in time (which was in close proximity) for medical care to be provided immediately. 

The above episode was traumatic to say the least and I sincerely urge the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the Health Minister of Delhi, Mr. Satyendra Kumar Jain to look into the state of CATS as this is a basic right of every citizen of Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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