Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
An accident occurs on a busy road.A passer-by aware of KMES,calls Emergency Centre(EC).EC using GPS enabled Android app locates & informs the nearest available networked ambulances.As soon as an Ambulance driver accepts the message confirming it's availability,EC contacts him to convey details,such as exact spot,nearest Hospital with availability & shortest direction.EC will also send SMS to all volunteers who is paramedic trained & registered.If one of them is nearby & available,by the time Ambulance arrives at the spot,s/he will make the area secure & stabilize the victim. If none is available,as the driver and/or helper will be paramedic trained,they will be able to stabilize the victim and transport the victim to the nearest Hospital.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
Phase I of the project in Kolkata,supported by Rockefeller Foundation, was started in 2013 as a pilot project with 2 hospitals.But due to interest from other hospitals & public,we increased the scope to include all major hospitals of Kolkata.It was launched on Feb 26th(http://goo.gl/YK37EJ) with 15 hospitals, showing availability of Intensive Care Unit(ICU/CCU) by type(NICU, CICU etc).The usage has been on average 20-30 users.A survey among users indicated that next requirement is quick transportation as patients have to wait long for a Hospital ambulance to arrive,without being aware that a private ambulance is sitting idly next door.In another survey,Hospitals felt that onsite paramedic care would have reduced mortality & morbidity rate by at-least 25%,specifically in road accidents.As such in Phase II,started on March 1st,we are concentrating on Ambulance & building a paramedic pool.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
At 3 Levels:
Overall Universal Health Care:In India,HealthCare system is deeply divided/biased based on social & economic condition of patient,which impacts severely at time of emergency.KMES disrupts this bias by providing same data & service to everyone during emergency,as it is a specific medical condition which has the legal & ethical backing.
At Emergency Provider level:Implicitly makes them more accountable by bringing them in the network, so that they act on the best interest of patient
At Citizen Level:Implicitly nudges citizens to be aware, empathy driven & be a Good Samaritan