Whenever an ambulance’s red light is flashing..
Whenever its siren is on…
It means a life is at stake…
You must give way to the ambulance…
So that it can quickly get to the scene to treat the sick or injured..
Save Lives. Give way to ambulances…
With the increasing traffic on the roads, ambulances have a tough task in taking the patients to hospitals on time. The motorists must move left making way for the ambulance on hearing the siren. A recent survey conducted revealed that nearly 18,000 patients who are transported in ambulances every year could be saved from medical complications if the vehicles could reach the initial treatment to the patient in the very first critical hour, which is also referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’. Especially, in the case of suicides, stroke, heart attack, accident, the golden hour becomes very important. It is vital that these patients receive medical assistance within the first hour. The average time for an ambulance to reach hospital is going up each year due to increasing urban traffic congestion hospitals faster.
More and more motorists in the busy streets of Lucknow and other major cities of India are refusing to yield to emergency vehicles like ambulances. This assessment is based on first-hand experience of our volunteers along with a sharp rise in complaints from paramedics.
Instead of clearing and pulling to the side of the road when an emergency vehicle approaches, many motorists are racing ahead of ambulances or following closely behind them to pass more quickly through traffic.
Nearly half of the emergency calls that hospitals receives each year are classified as high-priority calls in which a person is suffering from chest pains, breathing disorders, heart attacks, trauma or some other serious condition. However unyielding motorists delay their arrival by precious minutes that often mean the difference between life, death or severe brain damage.
The bottom line is that people who don’t stop for ambulances increase the chance that someone who is critical will die because ambulance can’t reach them or get them to a hospital fast enough,
Lions Club Lucknow Shan-e-Avadh Diamond District 321B1 has decided to create awareness about the same as each and every second counts in 2017 and still every year this is continue as permanent project of the club.
Increase awareness and educate citizens about the importance of giving way to an ambulance on the roads, members of Lions Club Lucknow Shan-e-Avadh Diamond embarked on an initiative called ‘Way to the Ambulance’.
Through this initiative, members of Lions Club are meeting their neighbors and reaching out to everyone else to educate them on the importance of the golden hour and to immediately make way for an ambulance. Spouses of Lions Members are also giving away car stickers to all so that it serves as a constant reminder to them to give way to the ambulance.
With the help of local traffic police and government authorities, awareness programs are conducted at different places. Hoardings were display at visible locations.
Impact of this noble idea “Way to Ambulance” create a very kind image of Lions and community people are joining the club. Brand image of Lions are increased.
Lions Club Lucknow Shan-e-Avadh Diamond