108 ambulance service run by the agency, GVK EMRI, has geared up for the New Year celebrations and more specifically on the stretch of the national highway running alongside Guwahati and its nearby areas, which has been marked as a ‘high accident-prone zone’.
The agency has urged the picnickers to follow certain precautions to make sure that their merrymaking does not get spoiled due to avoidable emergencies.
The emergency ambulance service provider stated that the areas in and around Guwahati city where the maximum number of road accidents were reported last year are Sonapur, Khetri, Jorabat, Gorchuk, Basistha Chariali, Amingaon, Changsari, Baihata Chariali and Hajo.
In the meantime, based on its previous records, GVK EMRI has predicted that during the New Year celebrations this time, around 1,700 cases of various incidents are expected to be reported on December 31 and around 2,000 cases on January 1 across the State. On these two days, ‘road traffic accidents’ may rise to 120 to 150 cases per day in the State on December 31 and January 1 from the current average of 70 such accidents per day.
As prevention is always better than cure, all are requested to set their own do’s and don’ts in order to avoid avoidable emergencies like road accidents, food poisoning, etc. A little bit of patience and alertness always helps make festive celebrations happy. On these festive days, all are requested to treat the 108 Mrityunjoy Ambulance team as their brothers and sisters, as they will be on emergency duties while all of us will be on festive mood, the statement said.
People are requested to extend their cooperation to serve them better. In case of any suggestion or dissatisfaction, any person can call ‘108’ instead of arguing or assaulting the staff on duty, the GVK EMRI management appealed to the New Year revellers.