Monday, October 6, 2008

Number of Ambulances in New Dehli, India

According to the government, there are 35 working public ambulances with life-saving equipment to serve the needs of a population of over 14 million in New Dehli, India. This greatly contributes to the loss of life during terrorist attacks when the "golden hour" turns into the "golden four hours".

By way of contrast, there were 1,363,893 ambulance runs in New York City in 2007 (population est. 8,274,527), over 3300 per day, with an average response time of 8 minutes and 13 seconds throughout all five boroughs.

Ambulance Runs and Incidents New York City 2007

Source: FDNY

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