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.”
What We Are Doing
We are focusing on road safety awareness programme and 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.
Our Success Stories
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. 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 30 children are dying on the roads in India.
What We Are Doing
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 Success Story
We are certified Quality Reviewer QR of Star Ratings for Schools and licensed from International Road Assessment Program. Our star ratings safety audits has brought many low cost changes around the schools reducing 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 . Pedestrian crossing facilities have been created on crucial junctions enabling safety of school children.
Good Samaritan Law Awareness and Implementation
“It is well acknowledged that at least 50 percent of the fatalities can be averted if victims can reach a hospital within the shortest possible time (referred to as the Golden Hour)”. 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. We have got success in getting stringent guidelines from the government of state of Punjab which held Civil Surgeons responsible to implement GSL . Banners to welcome Good Samaritans have been fixed in hospitals. We have conducted a study “Police preparedness and challenges in implementation of the Good Samaritan law in the state of Punjab” . SOP’s have been translated into Punjabi language and circulated. We have successfully involved Hon’ble Judiciary and published a manual “Rights of Good Samaritans an awareness Drive “. We have been awarded the “National Gold Award for Good Samaritans “
Our Success Stories
How you are protected by law
No Civil and Criminal Case.
No Personal Information name and contact details would be asked.
Not even in MLC forms.
If You choose to be an Eye Witness , respectful procedures under Standing Operating Procedures SOPs
Hospital shall not ask you to deposit fee or wait until police or relatives reach. Hospital is bound to give you acknowledgement if you ask.
Disciplinary or Departmental action against Doctors if he/she do not act promptly to save the life.
Facility of Video Conference if you wish to record your statement when you choose to be an eyewitness.
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 .
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.
Today it may be stranger but tomorrow it could be Someone Yours
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.
- Got an advisory issued in State of Punjab to ensure priority give away to an ambulance form Traffic Police Chief
- Designed and observed a pledge for Police to Consider safe passage for an ambulance while planning VVIP Routes.