Friday, 21 February 2020

ICMR-AIIMS extends Mission Delhi initiative

02 January 2020 | News

Will now cater to a population of 20-25 lakhs in the National capital

Image credit- shuttershock.com

Image credit- shuttershock.com

Mission Delhi is an ICMR-AIIMS initiative to provide care to STEMI Heart Attack patients, launched 25th April 2019 at AIIMS New Delhi as pilot project and covering about 30 sq kms. As a Pilot Project Mission Delhi has received 44 cases till date.

The Project has now been extended to 78 sq. Kms around AIIMS New Delhi and will now cater to a population of 20-25 lakhs in the National capital.

STEMI Heart attack is an acute, high risk, time sensitive life threatening disease. The management of STEMI heart attack patient requires treatment to be started within the golden hour (90 minutes) of the onset of symptoms and providing clot buster therapy to patient within 30 minutes of reaching the hospital. Delays in reaching hospital and initiation of clot buster therapy are the major causes of deaths in STEMI Heart Attack patients.

On receiving a call at MISSION Delhi’s Toll – Free Emergency Helpline numbers (1800111044 and 14430), the mobile medical nurse team is dispatched immediately for examining the patient, providing necessary medication/CPR, transmitting ECG to consultant at AIIMS.

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