Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Article on Dial 1298 for Ambulance and interview of Sweta Mangal, CEO

One of the leading Hindi newspapers in India, Nav Bharat Times profiled Sweta Mangal, CEO of Dial 1298 for Ambulance service where in she discusses the project, the challenges and its future plans.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Marathon Ambulance

1298 was proud to be a part of the Mumbai Marathon this year. Dial 1298 for Ambulance had 10 Ambulances placed at various location to help in case of any medical emergency during the Mumbai Marathon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oil strike does not affect 1298

On the 9th of January, 2009 there was a oil strike in Mumbai that caused chaos in the city as taxi and auto drivers could not access fuel. The attached article talks about how certain ambulance services were forced to take their vehicles off the road as they were unprepared for such a strike and ran out of fuel. 1298 is proud to be mentioned in the article as one of the only ambulance services to be prepared and able to still run vehicles during the 1-day strike period.

Harvard Students in the 1298 office.

On the 14th of January, 2009 an article appeared in The Times of India highlighting the recent visit to 1298's office by Public Policy Harvard Students. The students spent the morning learning about 1298's unique business model, and how the service operates in Mumbai. Their visit finished with a tour of the 1298 Control and Dispatch Center.