Amid COVID-19 Surge In India, IIT Bombay Students’ Initiative ‘HelpNow’ Provides Ambulances To Infected Patients

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As India is witnessing a huge surge in the COVID-19 cases, alumni of IIT Bombay have come forward to provide help in the fight against the disease by providing sanitized and well-equipped ambulances with ventilators, within 15 to 20 minutes.

The service is available in four cities – across Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bengaluru. With the dream of saving more than 70,000 lives a day, HelpNow was started by 3 IITians, driven by first-hand experiences of a broken ambulance system in India, according to the information available on their website.

Over the last 15 months of R&D with inputs from domain experts. HelpNow has built the largest network of private ambulances in Mumbai, leveraged ridesharing cabs into “MedCabs” and made technological optimisations to truly create the safest ambulance service in India.

Over the last 15 months of R&D with inputs from a domain expert, HelpNow has built the largest network of private ambulances in Mumbai, leveraged ridesharing cabs into “MedCabs” and made technological optimisations to truly create the safest ambulance service in India.

How to approach?

They provide 24×7 network access to the patients, healthcare workers, hospitals, testing labs and government bodies through the helpline number: 8899889952 or website: https://www.gethelpnow.in/

One can also call on 8822288222 for an ambulance, then the tech platform finds you the nearest help.

Later, the patient is sent all the information on WhatsApp, SMS and Calls you once it arrived to admit you to the relevant hospital. This service will avoid long waiting hours for facilities, help overcome survival difficulty and deaths can be prevented.

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