As humans, we believe that rushing to the hospital in the closest vehicle possible is going to save the life of our loved ones in a medical emergency.
It is understood by very few for what an ambulance is capable of doing. Transporting a patient? Absolutely!
But that is just the beginning!
Stroke, also known as CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident), occurs when blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. It is a medical emergency which affects over 1 million people in India per year. In fact, stroke has been reported to be the fourth biggest cause of death in India after heart disease, COPD and Diarrhoea. This means that you are more likely to die of a stroke than a plane crash in India!
So you have been feeling very thirsty, hungry, tired and need to use the loo more often during the night? Worried you may have diabetes? Well, you are not alone.
Remember when the government had to declare ‘emergency’ in Delhi last year (2016) due to high levels of air pollution?? It was reported that Diwali contributed heavily in making the air too toxic to breathe in for people.
From awaiting a pleasantly consistent rainy season, today we have come to dreading the same as it becomes more and more erratic in India coupled with a rising risk of overwhelming water – borne diseases and lowering immunity among people. Monsoon in India has been all about feeling relief from the oppressive heat during summer, enjoying a cup of tea and listening to retro music. Sadly, reality is a bit different today.