Hyderabad: Metro soon to start ambulance services
Deccan Chronicle| Naveena Ghanate
L&THMRL discusses the modus operandi with hospitals.
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Hyderabad: In a city where ambulance delays are pretty common, thanks to heavy traffic on the roads, the Hyderabad Metro Rail is making provision for emergency medical services to be delivered by the Metro network which is the fastest way of getting across the city.
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (L&THMRL) is in discussion with hospitals to transit passengers via the Metro.
Anil Saini, its chief operation officer, said L&T Metro has also held discussions with e-Sahai, a medical ambulance service.
E-Sahai is the flagship product of MyInd MedTech Innovations Pvt. Ltd, a Hyderabad based technology start-up offering a range of health care services to urban and rural populations. provides an integrated state-of-the-art technology platform for providing Emergency Medical Services, Speciality Diagnostic Services, Data Analytics and Value Added Services to patients and other consumers in the eco-system.
The start-up conducted a site survey for parking of emergency vehicles and lifts in metro stations. Mr Saini also noted that the service provider is in discussions with hospitals to operationalise the service.
Hari Bharadwaj, founder of e-sahai said, "We are working with hospitals and will have concrete results by the first quarter of next year. We’ve done one sampling of transporting a patient and the results were certainly faster than by road."
E-Sahai has been helping transport senior citizens and disabled citizens.