Emergency Medical Services





(Toll free Tele Health Helpline)


BSNL Toll free No: 1056

0471- 2552056 (Other connections)

For more information: www.disha1056.com


Management of emergencies is of serious concern to the state of Kerala specially in the light of increasing road accidents, health related problems, outbreak of diseases and unexpected natural disasters etc. While 45% of emergencies are owing to road accidents 55% is health related emergencies. It is an established fact that effective emergency response will significantly reduce deaths, disabilities suffering from length of hospital stay etc. The critical concept in trauma is "golden hour", which means to say, more than 50% of all accident mortality takes place within the 1st hour. It is highly significant, in this context, to establish emergency response services in the state of Kerala on a large scale.
Therefore, KEMP (Kerala Emergency Management System) conceived by NRHM works on PPP basis. Police help, ambulance help and medical assistance under one roof. It functions through a network of sophisticated ambulances connected and controlled with an emergency response center having single seamless solution including computer technology integration, voice logger system, geographic information system maps, geographic positioning system, automatic vehicle tracking and mobile communication technology.  
This Emergency Medical Service can be availed by any person through a toll free number 108. The project is being launched initially in the district of Thiruvananthapuram on 19th May 2010. A fleet of 25 advance life support ambulances are available at strategic locations in the district to provide 24x7 pre-hospital emergency response ambulance services. The service under KEMP will be available for only pre-hospital emergency and not for shifting the patient from the hospitals. This service will also be not available for transferring dead bodies.


For more information, visit: www.arogyakeralam.gov.in