Odisha’s Emergency Medical Care Revolutionized with MARS and MEHC Initiatives by Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: In a momentous event celebrating World Emergency Medicine Day on May 27th, Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar, formerly AMRI Hospitals Bhubaneswar, unveiled two groundbreaking initiatives designed to revolutionize emergency medical care for the people of Odisha. This marks the beginning of a series of new services planned by Manipal Hospitals Bhubaneswar to elevate the quality of healthcare available in the region.

Marking a historic moment in the state’s healthcare landscape, Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar launched the “Manipal Advanced Response System” (MARS) – the first comprehensive fleet of ambulances, including road ambulances, air ambulances, and bike ambulances, in Odisha to offer a complete spectrum of emergency medical services.

MARS provides critical care during the crucial “golden hour” following a medical emergency. These state-of-the-art road ambulances are equipped with life-saving equipment, including ventilators, defibrillators, monitors, built-in ECG machines, syringe pumps, and more, allowing for continuous monitoring and treatment of critical patients during transport.

The Comprehensive MARS Fleet Includes:

  • Road Ambulances: Equipped with cutting-edge technology to deliver essential medical care during transport.
  • First Responder Bike Ambulances: Offering rapid medical assistance in time-sensitive situations.
  • Air Ambulance Services: A partnership with ICATT Air Ambulance Services Pvt. Ltd. to provide critical care air transport for long-distance emergencies.

Individuals can access these life-saving services 24/7 by calling the dedicated MARS helpline at 0674 6666666 for any emergency situation, including strokes, accidents, cardiac arrests, trauma, and more.

Further enhancing emergency care accessibility, Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar also launched the Manipal Emergency Health Card (MEHC), offering individuals and their loved ones prompt and personalized medical care during critical situations. For a nominal annual fee of ₹4999, the MEHC grants exclusive privileges and benefits to ensure a smoother experience during a medical emergency at Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar.

The event concluded with a symbolic flag-off ceremony for the new MARS ambulance fleet, solidifying Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar’s commitment to providing exceptional and accessible emergency care to the community.

On this occasion the honorable Chief Guest Shri Prateek Singh, IPS Deputy Commissioner of Police, BBSR, said, “The launch of MARS and the Manipal Emergency Health Card by Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar is a landmark moment for emergency healthcare in Odisha. This initiative will ensure faster response times, improved care during transport, and a more accessible emergency care system for all residents. This is a significant step towards a healthier future for our state.”

Dr. Saktimaya Mohapatra, Hospital Director, said, “At Manipal Hospital Bhubaneswar, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency care to our community. With the launch of MARS and the Manipal Emergency Health Card, we are taking a giant leap forward. MARS will ensure our expert care reaches patients faster, while the MEHC provides peace of mind, especially for families with elderly loved ones living in Odisha. Now, distance won’t be a barrier to receiving critical medical attention.”

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