SHILLONG, May 11: The GVK EMRI, Meghalaya has shot down reports that speeding had caused the accident which had claimed two occupants of one of its 108 ambulances on Wednesday.
“All 108 ambulances are fitted with GPS and alerts are received and recorded when ambulances cross 50 Km per hour. No such alert was received in this case. Also as a safety measure all 108 ambulances have a speed lock at 70 Km per hour that prevents ambulances from crossing the prescribed speed limit,” said Paia Mukhim of the GVK EMRI, Meghalaya Marketing and Media Relation wing on Thursday.
Mukhim also pointed out that 108 Ambulances have no employee by the term ‘helper’. In this regard, he informed that the occupants in the ambulance were Teiborlang Lyngdoh, Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedic) who had been with GVK EMRI 108 for the past 9 Years and the econd occupant was Pilot, Pyrshangbor Marwein (Ambulance Driver) who was one of the best pilot of GVK EMRI 108 serving with the organization for the last 7 months and was based out of Mairang and had handled more than 125 emergencies in this short period.
Mukhim also informed that Lyngdoh was one of the best trained and dedicated employee of GVK EMRI 108. He had served in the districts of West Khasi Hill, West Garo Hills, Ri Bhoi and East Khasi Hills handling a total of 2600 plus emergencies which consist of 1000 plus pregnancy related emergencies, 324 trauma emergencies, 65 cardiac emergencies among others. He was also responsible for assisting 20 deliveries in the ambulance.
“According to sources at the hospital the preliminary post mortem report states that the cause of death was traumatic injury to the head and chest for both the victims. The toxicology report is awaited as it has been sent to the laboratory for further test,” Mukhim said.
Mukhim also expressed the sadness felt by the entire GVK EMRI Family at this tragic loss not only for the family and GVK EMRI but also to the state as we have lost trained personnel who could handle emergencies at any given point of time.
The GVK EMRI family has also expressed gratitude and respect to the departed souls for serving the society in saving lives while requesting all to support us at this time of grieve.