what we do

SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING

“By 2030,provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.”

                                             –SDG11.2–

Overview

What We Are Doing

We are focusing on road safety audits of the cities especially on basic road infrastructure and come up with detailed remedial solutions for the local authorities to upgrade this where ever required. We involve all stake holders in this so that a centralized command center could take over for an immediate and quick action to improve. We are making Emergency Response an integral part of road infrastructure by identifying high risk stretches in the cities and making emergency services readily and quickly available.

SAFE SCHOOLS SECURE JOURNEYS

Safe and healthy journeys to schools are a litmus test for a city’s wide wider approach to environmental sustainability, human development and social justice 

Overview

We all Love our children but every day children are dying or being seriously injured in road crashes as they get to and from their place of education. Sometimes they are killed just yards from the school entrance. We can not allow these tragedies to continue. Each death and each injury violates a child’s right to an education. Everyday 25 children are dying on the roads in India.

What We Are Doing​

Safe Schools Secure Journey​

The design of roads can have a considerable impact on their safety. Ideally, roads should be designed keeping in mind the safety of all road users especially the pedestrians. This would mean making sure that there are adequate facilities for child pedestrians and cyclists. Measure such as footpaths, cycling lanes, safe crossing points and other traffic calming measures can be critical to reducing the risk of injury among these road users. Around the schools, the safety of children walking along and across roads is the major concern. By utilizing the technology and focus on One Road User Group, the risk assessment process should be conducted around the schools to establish Safe School Zones. It is a Systematic evidence-based approach for analyzing the risk in roads around schools. It provides an evidence-base tool to Asses and Rate safety on the roads surrounding schools and informs interventions to save lives. Once the risk is measured, effective Treatments to Mitigate the Risk can be considered by exploring the impact of Low Cost Changes in various road features and actions.

Our Impact Stroy

Our safety audits in SAS Nagar Mohali has brought many low cost changes around the schools lowering the risk scores and improving the star safety ratings. We have been able to reduce the speed limits from 30km/h to 25km/h around schools and new sign boards have been fixed around the schools. Pedestrian crossing facilities have been created on crucial junctions enabling safety of school children. 

Overview

People are keen to help and helping as we found on our study “Evaluation of arrival pattern of road crash victims in hospitals of city of Mohali SAS Nagar ” that approximately 50% road crash victims are being transported to hospitals by private vehicles. But fear of Harassment is deterrent factor on the one hand and lack of awareness about the protected rights of Good Samaritans by Law is another.

what we are doing

We are partnering with the two fear factors Police and Hospitals to enhance the confidence the among masses to come forward to rescue the road crash victims.

Impact Created

Got Stringent notifications issued from Government of Punjab to respect Good Samaritans and welcome road crash victims

Got Stringent notifications issued from Government of Punjab to respect Good Samaritans and welcome road crash victims       

Got Stringent notifications issued from Government of Punjab to respect Good Samaritans and welcome road crash victims       

How you are protected by law

Supreme Court judgment protecting the rights of good Samaritans. Issuance of guidelines for the protection of good Samaritans by union government of India. Issuance of Standard Operating Procedures for the examination of good Samaritans. Notification of Guidelines issued by Government of Punjab. Guidelines issued by Chandigarh administration .

JEEVAN RAKSHAK

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The aim of post crash care is to  avoid preventable death and disability,limit the severity of the injury and the suffering caused by it,and ensure the crash survivor’s best possible recovery and reintegration into society .

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Overview

In most situations people who are willing to help generally do not know what to do and how to do. A panic grips the situations. Arrival of Ambulance on crash scene is not immediate on the one hand and mostly a mode of mere transportation only. The Police Control Room vehicles which responded on the scene very quickly are neither equipped with first aid nor have training of first responders. Shifting a victim from road to ambulance could give a severe spinal injury causing life time effects.

 

What We Are Doing

To make Post Crash Care Response more available, accessible and affordable we have initiated the following programes –  Bhai Ghaniya ji Basic Life Support System Training Programes to create Force of First Responders named “Jeevan Rakshak” Conducting studies of the Post  Crash Response. Analysing the performance of primary mode of transportation like  ambulance. PCR vehicles and substitutes.

What is bhai ghaniya ji basic life support system training

A team from Critical Care unit which surgeons , physicians and intensivist impart this training in an interactive manner with the help of videos and manikins. Participants will be made to practice the required psychomotor skills on manikins. Language used will be customized as per the need and vernacular used if required to ensure that all the participants understand these basic concepts.

What is taught ?

a)Immobilization-manual inline stabilization of neck-Helmet removal Cervical collar application -Log roll-Splinting for long bone fractures

b)Control of bleeding -Pressure bandage -Pelvic Stabilization.

c)Basic life support for an unresponsive non-breathing victim-Chest Compression-Use of an automated external defibrillator. **

d)immediate and safe transport to an appropriate trauma facility.

Ambulance First

Today it may be stranger but tomorrow it could be Someone Yours

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Overview

In most situations people the traffic is usually not organised and there is neither “dedicated lanes nor any kind of observance of Lane Driving so its hard for the traffic to give away to an ambulance. People do not know what to do on the junctions and with red signals. VVIP’s so called security threats forced the traffic police to block certain routes for traffic ignoring all kind of emergencies.

What we are doing

Promoting mandatory and Give Way to an Ambulance. Training the most important factory the driving force behind this. The Traffic Police to understand the need of call of life beyond the bounds of duty.

Our Achievents

  1. Got an advisory issued in State of Punjab to ensure priority give away to an ambulance form Traffic Police Chief 
  2. Designed and observed a pledge for Police to Consider safe passage for an ambulance while planning VVIP Routes.