Mission Delhi now will cover 78 sq kms area: Call 14430

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Easy way to remember the number: do not gather around (Section 144 of IPC) any victim of more than 30 years with suspected heart attack (call 14430)

Mission Delhi is a successful ICMR-AIIMS pilot to provide care to acute STEMI Heart Attack patients. It was launched on 25th April 2019 and now covers 78 sq kms area around AIIMS covering a population of 20-25 lakhs in the National capital.

Under Mission DELHI ((Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative) an emergency medical service, as part of which a motorbike-borne assistance unit can be quickly summoned for a person suffering heart attack or chest pain.

On getting a call, the pair would rush to the spot, gather basic information on the patients medical history, conduct a quick medical examination, take the ECG, and establish a virtual connect with the cardiologists at AIIMS and deliver expert medical advice and treatment. While the emergency treatment is being provided, a CATS ambulance will arrive and take the patient for further treatment.

Even as the patient is on way to the hospital, doctors at AIIMS control centre will evaluate the data received from the nurses to establish further course of treatment.

Motorcycle ambulances can reach people in narrow lanes in congested areas. The attempt is to reach patients within 10 minutes.

It is important to remove the clot that is stopping the blood flow. If the heart walls are damaged, they cannot be repaired. Clot busters are almost equal to angioplasty. In this project, the clot buster will be given very soon even at home.

Toll Free Emergency Helpline numbers are 1800111044 and 14430

The project must be started all over India and even in Asian countries. It so far as helped only 44 cases, which means its still not in the mind of local doctors and the other healthcare providers. It needs to be advertised widely and extensively. Also, the project must cover the cases of cardiac arrest also.

Dr KK Aggarwal

President CMAAO, HCFI and Past National President IMA