Centralized Ambulance Trauma Services (CATS) - Delhi
Country of Operation
- Fortis Emergency ServicesFor-profit
- Government of NCT DelhiGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryCATS provides pre-hospital emergency medical response services to the general public through outside contracting; these serves are being expanded, increasing in process the reach and scope of existing services provided under “Centralized Accident Trauma Services (CATS)”.
Key program components
CATS - Delhi will provide daily round the clock pre-hospital emergency response services across the National Capital Region of Delhi. This will be coordinated through a emergency response center accessible through a toll free number (102) which will focus on three objectives: prevention in the loss of life, minimization of the pain a patient suffers, and the reduction of the expenses associated with catastrophic injuries or illnesses. Expansion of the existing fleet of ambulances will be provided by including 150 new ambulances comprising 141 Basic Life Support (BLS) units, and 9 Advanced Life Support and 20 First Responder vehicles (two-wheelers). Of this fleet 39 ambulances would be operated through CATS, coordinated and monitored through the same emergency response center, and the rest would be handled by a separate private contractor. CATS private partner, Fortis Emergency Services, role will include providing Emergency Medical Response (EMR) services in coordination with police and fire officials within a response time of 15 minutes and provide pre-hospital care (including basic stabilization) to patients under the supervision of trained personnel at all times in their transportation to the nearest hospital. Ambulances and first responders will be equipped with wireless sets & two way radio communication, with tetra compatibility and GPS communication systems.