Saving lives through timely emergency medical service.

Why we do what we do

Until Kabalega Foundation’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) initiated the Ambulance, the concept of an advanced life-saving ambulance service in Bunyoro region  was unknown, as the majority of Karachi’s ambulances merely served as transport vehicles with untrained staff and little or no lifesaving equipment or supplies.

Since the cost of ambulance services vary depending on genre and covered distance, services often prove unaffordable for a large segment of the city’s population. Haphazard locations of ambulance stations with little or no correlation to population density figures compound the challenge.

Due to these constraints, many patients fail to receive basic and timely stabilisation services from ambulance operators, thereby resulting in loss of numerous lives before reaching the hospital.

How we do it

  • A less than 12 minute response time target for transporting patient to hospital ER within the critical “golden hour”.
  • 242 budgeted (227 actual) Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and actual 16, budgeted 19 doctors.
  • A Command and Control Centre that provides:
    • A wireless communications network
    • Real-time tracking of ambulances throughout Karachi
    • ProQATM*
  • The Urban Health Institute, which is Aman’s paramedic training institute that has been internationally accredited.

*ProQATM is a medical priority dispatch software that directs the process of collecting vital information from the caller. The service instructs the caller with medically approved protocols until the dispatched units arrive at the scene.

What we do

  • Stabilizing and transporting patients from site of injury or illness to healthcare facilities.
  • Resolving issues of access and quality with regards to in-transit care.
  • Addressing emergencies such as cardiac arrest, accidents, injuries, and obstetric emergencies.
  • Reducing the incidence of loss of life due to inadequate emergency medical response.