Monthly Archives - May 2019

When an Air Ambulance killed the patient

😢I remember that dreadful night. Ms. Poonam, an employee of US Embassy at Delhi.
This disaster struck and Ms. Poonam was up and running at that fateful night. An Air Ambulance carrying American citizen crash landed on the Roof top a house in Faridabad suburb.  It was a long ordeal to rescue and recover the Injured / deceased Americans in this Pilatus.

While the Govt agencies were busy containing the damage and removing debris from the Indian habitat in those congested isles. Poonam was on the toes to transfer the Americans to the Super Specialty hospitals or mortuary.

Almost 12 days of concerted efforts from Ms. Poonam on those injured / deceased. A BIG appreciation and credits from the US State Department. Lots of blessings from the families.

Many many learning from the accident. The ‘Cheaper option’ costed here. The Pilatus and Night flying was a deadly combination. Money matters, not more than the life.

Now ofcourse, the same Ms. Poonam is the Founding Director of ISAPL group.

Delhi HC awards Rs. 50 lakh compensation to doctors, nurse killed in Faridabad air ambulance crash

ISAPL at Cyclone Fani

ISAPL seeks support from AIIMS

A young female professional from German organisation, amidst a Cyclone hit city of Bhubneshwar. While she is in an enclosed home, window pane shatters and she severely injures her hand. Can be a probable case of partial loss or amputated. Out there is cyclone at its peak.  Chaos all around. Helplines stop responding. Electricity….. Mobile signals intermittent. Crisis of a kind !!
ISAPL rose to the occasion, yet again. Command center team from Delhi, took over on Phones and the Doctor guided the traumatized girl to be strong and confident to handle the situation as guided over the phone. Coached her into her own first aid, without the first aid kit. Few pictures in between. 2 hours of guided medication and injury handling. By now, the girl is composed and is handling herself. Empathy boosts confidence.  The hand needs surgical intervention sooner.

Although a private hospital is within 10 minutes drive….but……No rescue team, ambulance, Police vehicle, No vehicle can move. No person can walk around. etc. NDRF and Police, not in reach.

A girl protected by 2 males on a Scooty, dare to be driven to the nearby private hospital, who Excused the support. Apollo too in disarray.
ISAPL medical team was then hoping of AIIMS, who themselves were struggling with the structural damages. ISAPL medical team in constant connect. Initial injury management done and next course of action is Plastic Surgery.

ISAPL is now working on the further surgery and shape recovery. May be an Air Transfer from Bhubneswar to Kolkatta. Or a Surgeon visit to the girl.

 

ISAPL works during any disaster. Our Director Operations, Ms. Poonam is experienced and Qualified from International Red Cross, and Oxford on “Public Health Principles in Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response”.

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