Delays in rendering medical assistance can cost lives
You have heard the emergency siren while on the roads.
These photos are from the game Grand Theft Auto – San Andreas. The photos are taken intentionally. You must have even seen the Ambulance driver trying to seek a way, and driving the vehicle just like the one on this game.
I have heard the siren sound so often, and that too during the peak traffic (6:00- 8:00 PM). Near the Guindy race course road or near the Kathipara Junction. I could some times hear my own heart beat, trying to provide way for the ambulance and all of co drivers trying their level best, but all in vain as there is no place to move around.
I have seen on the NEWS paper, television about the VIP traveling on the same roads and the whole traffic would come to a complete stop and people had to wait for a long time in the traffic, where people agitated about the who thing. And things changed, didn’t it.
Just try to imagine, if you were in the Ambulance, and trying to reach your close friend or a relative to the hospital. How would you react?
Well I just did, so is the post.
Why are we not making an effort to save a life?
I don’t want to compare with developed countries, where a pilot vehicle would escort to the hospital or take the patient in a chopper. Let me talk about, what is possible?
Can we have a separate emergency lane (left or right side, just for a van to pass through). When ever we hear the siren we all leave the lane empty. So the ambulance driver knows this is where he can get the way. Rest of the time it is open to public.
I was even thinking how do we communicate these kind of messages to Chennai traffic police.
Chennai Traffic police once did a campaign on diverting the traffic near the Concorde Signal (velachery). I am sure they would love to do this campaign, because this one would save many lives.
Don’t tell me that this cannot be implemented. I have even highlighted about the VIP stuff. Don’t you think, We can save more lives