India’s best-known highway rescue operation, the Lifeline Foundation founder Dr. Subroto Das is selected for the Padmashri award for 2017 in medicine. Dr. Das who founded the Lifeline foundation after a freak accident on Ahmedabad Baroda highway where he and his wife waited for hours to get help.
The foundation is now running in four states of India and reaching to the accident victims in time and save thousand of lives.
Dr. Subroto Das is selected for the Padmashri award for 2017 in the field of medicine. Getting lesson from his personal experience he started the Lifeline foundation and saved many lives in the last many years. Dr. Das and his wife met with an accident at the Ahmedabad Baroda highway where there car crashed into a tree. The couple and his friend waited for hours for help but no one stopped and then a milkman stopped and helped them to reach the hospital.
After the experience the MBBS doctor and hospital management specialist started the Lifeline foundation to help the highway accident victims in the golden hour to save their lives. After years of saving lives the central government conferred him Padmashri award. He dedicate the award to everyone who is involved in the project.
“It took time to sink in after the news and was happy and thanked the government for this recognition. The award is for everyone like the ambulance driver, every doctor, paramedics, nurses who is involved in saving lives. I thanked the government, my family who believed in me and support me and my team in this project,” said Das.
Dr. Das said now he has extra more responsibility on his shoulders after the award. He is also running a project in Baroda to train the adults in CPR. “The award means more responsibility and inspires us more to work in this sector. We are also running a training programme ‘Vadodara Smart city a CPR city’ where we are providing training to adults about the CPR and first aid so that they can help the accident victims till the ambulance arrives,” said Das.
Dr. Das said that the service is running in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala and now they are looking to strengthen the initiative. They focus on train the paramedics and drivers and also to upgrade the ambulances and spread the message to the people.