A National Ambulance Service in India is a very new concept which commenced for the first time in 2004. However, is should be noted that India’s ability to develop such an Ambulance Service in order to provide pre-hospital emergency care to patients from a wide range of demographical and socio-economical areas of India. The Ambulance Service of India apparently attends close to 4 million emergencies per year, which makes it one of the largest Ambulance Services in the world.
The Ambulance Service of India has developed so rapidly that even Health Organisers from the United States are keenly observing India’s Emergency Call Taking and Dispatching centres as they believe that India is capable of becoming world leaders in Ambulance Practice.
The number to call for an Ambulance, while in India is 108.