National Service Scheme – Health and Hygiene Club of Paavai Engineering College and Ekam Foundation, NGO, Namakkal jointly organized an awareness programme on “108-Emergency Ambulance Services” on 19th April, 2022. Mr.Jeganathan, Ekam Foundation, Namakkal was the guest speaker for the function. Ms.S.Sindhu, B.E. (CSE), Third Year, Paavai Engineering College, welcomed the gathering.
Mr.Jeganathan, imparted knowledge of various types of training related to life support and also the steps to be followed till the Ambulance’s arrival. He also made students aware of common emergencies that can come up like Burns, choking, or minor attacks.
Emergency Medical Technician of the Health Department explained that 108 Emergency Ambulance Service is a 24×7 service, which anyone can avail by dialling the number 108 on their phone during the case of any emergency. It could be a medical emergency, a fire emergency, or a crime being committed. The number 108 is a toll-free number and can be dialed from any phone, be it a mobile phone or a landline, at the time of an emergency, without any prefix or suffix. Help reaches the person within 20 minutes. Initially, the person who receives the call at Emergency Response Centre (ERC) takes down the nature of emergency and the location of the caller. Depending on the nature of the call, an ambulance, a fire engine, or police assistance is sent. This is done through the Emergency Response Centre.
The sessions were highly interactive and the queries of the students were clearly clarified by the resource person. The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr.C.Pravesh, Final Year B.E. (CSE), Paavai Engineering College. Heads of various departments, faculty members and Mr.C.Rathnakumar, NSS Programme Officer, Paavai Engineering College participated in this awareness programme and made it a grand success. 50 NSS Volunteers actively participated with full zeal and were benefitted by this programme.