SWETA MAN­GAL, runs an am­bu­lance ser­vice for the poor

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An MBA from Rochester In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, USA, and a Chevening Sr. Gu­rukul Scholar in Lead­er­ship and Ex­cel­lence from the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics, UK, Sweta never dreamt that she would work away from the cor­po­rate world. But when she saw her friend’s mom al­most dy­ing due to lack of proper am­bu­lance ser­vices in Ker­ala, she de­cided to do some­thing about it.

Dial 1298 For Am­bu­lance is an ini­tia­tive to pro­vide a net­work of equipped life sup­port am­bu­lances 24X7. The ser­vice was launched in Mum­bai ( 2005), with as­sis­tance from the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and New York Pres­by­te­rian EMS.

“What I am es­pe­cially proud of is the 108 ser­vice, which is for the poor and is free of charge. It op­er­ates in Ra­jasthan, Tri­van­drum, Bi­har and Pun­jab. It is run by the govern­ment, but man­aged by us and caters to al­most 70 per­cent of the ru­ral sec­tor,” she says.

Sweta helps the poor with am­bu­lance


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