SWETA MANGAL, runs an ambulance service for the poor
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