Hyderabad|India|June'2009: Subsequent to the induction of Dr. GVK
Reddy as the Chairman, the Governing Board of EMRI met on 3rd
Three new independent persons of eminence have
been inducted to the Board - Dr. Abid Hussain,
Retd. IAS, Former Ambassador of India to the USA,
Mr. D.R. Kaarthikeyan, Former Director of CBI and
former Director General in National Human Rights
Commission, and Mr. A. Ramakrishna, former Dy. MD
& President of L&T-ECC.
Existing four independent
Directors - Mr. Rajat Gupta, Chairman, ISB and Senior Partner Emeritus,
McKinsey & Company; Prof. Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University; Dr.
Jayaprakash Narayan, President, Lok Satta and Mr. Krishnam Raju,
Secretary, Indo-American Cancer Society continue to remain on the board.
GVK is represented on the
board by Dr. GVK Reddy, Chairman, Mrs. G Indira Krishna Reddy, Mr. GV
Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman and Mr. Som Bhupal (Mr. Krishnaram Bhupal as
Consequent to GVK taking
over the management of EMRI, Governing Board has approved the name of EMRI
to be changed as “GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute”,
reflecting the commitment of GVK to ensure that the life saving emergency
response service is strengthened further on all aspects including scale,
speed, quality, performance and governance.
Dr. GVK Reddy, Chairman
wished that this service to humanity should continue and be strengthened
further. He said that he was committed to serve the nation and would work
towards taking the organisation across the Country.
Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman said that the GVK EMRI will provide services
surpassing global standards with improved transparency following the
modern principles of management and leadership.
other board members expressed their deep appreciation to GVK for coming
forward to rescue EMRI at this crucial juncture and promised their
GVK EMRI (then EMRI)
launched the 108 Emergency Response service on the 15th of
August , 2005 in Hyderabad in Public-Private Partnership with the
Government of Andhra Pradesh. Having started operation with barely 15
ambulances, GVK EMRI today operates nearly 2000 ambulances in 9 states
( Andhra Pradesh , Gujarat , Uttarakhand , Goa , Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,
Karnataka, Assam and Meghalaya) serving a population of 368 million
people . An average of 200+ lives are saved everyday, these are the lives
that would have been lost in the absence of the 108 emergency response
GVK EMRI is a non profit
organization in the PPP model. 95% of the cost is funded by the
respective state Governments. GVK EMRI has tie ups with over 6800
private and Govt. hospitals to ensure immediate patient stabilization on
admission to the hospitals. A completely free service, anyone, anywhere
in the operational states can call the toll free number 108 for any
emergency (Medical, Police, Fire) and help will reach them in an average
of 15 minutes in an urban area and 20 minutes in rural areas .
Apart from the 9 states,
two more states, Madhya Pradesh & Punjab have signed an MOU with GVK EMRI
to replicate a similar model of Emergency Response Service in the states.
The vision of GVK EMRI is to provide free emergency response services for
Medical, Police and Fire emergencies across India by 2011 in PPP framework
and to respond to 30 million emergencies and save 1 million lives
On 26 May 2009, Mr. GVK
Reddy was requested to join the EMRI board and support it. He agreed to
support and accepted the invitation. Mr. GVK Reddy was unanimously elected
as the Chairman of the Governing Board of GVK EMRI.
GVK EMRI Fact File
in April 2005
launched the 108 Emergency Response Service in Hyderabad in Aug. 2005
M population covered in 9 States
calls taken in first ring
emergencies handled (3.6 Million cumulative)
related - 25%, Vehicular Trauma – 22%, Acute Abdomen – 14% Cardiac –4%,
Suicidal – 4%, Respiratory – 4%, Animal Bites 3%
Ambulances (Andhra Pradesh-752, Gujarat-402, Uttarakhand-90, Goa-18,
Tamil Nadu-198, Rajasthan-164, Karnataka-150, Assam-147, Meghalaya-15)
reached < 15 minutes (urban) and < 25 minutes (rural)
lives were saved per day (80,000+ till now)