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Need 9-1-1 in India ??

9-1-1, The simpler this number is, the Tougher and Complicated is their Job.
It’s not just an ordinary Number. It’s the Call for a Savior Right in Time.

Well, 9-1-1 is the emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), meant for calling in true emergency circumstances only, and to use it for any other purpose (including non-emergency problems and prank calls). It was established as the national emergency number for the United States. Calling this single number provided a caller anywhere in the United States access to police, fire and ambulance services, through what would become known as a common Public-safety answering point (PSAP). It’s an emergency dispatch center which is linked over 98% of locations in the United States and Canada. Dialing “911” from any telephone will link the caller to PSAP, by the telecom industry—which can send emergency responders to the caller’s location in an emergency. Further modifications have been made. Now Enhanced 911 or E-911 is available, which automatically gives dispatch the caller’s location, if available. This provides emergency responders with the location of the emergency without the person calling for help having to provide it. This is often useful in cases of fires, break-ins, kidnapping, and other events where communicating one’s location is difficult or impossible. In North America, the system works only if the emergency telephone number 9-1-1 is called. Calls made to other telephone numbers, even though they may be listed as an emergency telephone number, may not permit this feature to function correctly.

Well, seems like this number is a Grand HIT in US and Canada. Isn’t it fellows? 8)
Whatever the HELL happens to you, whether you’ve
• Met with an accident
• Witnessed any Disastrous Event.
• Got bitten by any Dangerous Reptile.
• Even, Your a** got stuck in toilet 😛

Simply Call 9-1-1 like you call for Pizza. They would come and help you ASAP. Too cool huh !!

P.S.:- But Call for some sensible incidents, not for the non-sense ones. 😛

Well regarding to this Topic, I was just debating with my friend, Sumeet. He shared some good points about 9-1-1 and even added that India needs such active Emergency Telephone Agency like 9-1-1 in US and Canada. Even I felt the same that we need such Emergency Codes, which are highly Active.

PS:- Mind that word “Active”, cause in the following contexts you’ll get to know a FACT that this word is certainly not applicable in India. 😛

Well Thank God, India has an Emergency Phone Number ‘108’ on this matter, to solve such problems. But How much of us people really come to know about this number?
Even anybody knows it, then how many of us have called them for an immediate help?

There are certain factors that deteriorates its functioning which are as follows :-

1. Zonal Disputes

As y’all know that India is a very vast country. It has been divided into States and then subdivided into Cities/Districts. Even a small City has been sub-divided into Zones. Every one of them has been given similar Emergency amenities (Fire, Medical or Police) and responsibilities. But they don’t interfere on other Zones’ problems. If any particular Crime or any other Disastrous incident occurs, the responsibilities would be undertaken by that particular Zone only. So therefore, there comes a huge problem sometimes in the region of the incident spot, when there is an inability of providing Emergency Services right in time.

Even if a person unfortunately met with an accident and needs an immediate medical aid. Then rather than saving his life, there would be an argument regarding the incident spot.
After the post medical aid, there now comes a problem in which Zone the accident case has been taken. So ultimately, it becomes so hectic for the people involving in accident, because they’ve to move from departments to departments.

This is one of the major problems of our system. Though every Zone has been given an equal authority and responsibility, but they are not independent enough to solve any incident and handle the responsibility ASAP whether it had occurred on other Zone.

2. Lack of Technology

That’s yet another problem which causing a Sloppy and Weak Functioning of Government in every Zone, District, City or State. Too much Out-to-Date Technology would lack Communication between Citizens. So it becomes a huge problem sometimes when we are unable to contact for help. That’s the reason why, The Indian Emergency Code ‘108’ is not that Active and therefore, Successful.

However, this is not the major factor that acts as a catalyst for such a big problem.
Even without acquiring Technology, we can still help others. But the following two Hurdles would make us unable to do so.

3. Lack of Awareness among Indians

Whether it’s you, me or anybody. We are so in somewhere Unaware of our own System.
Even we didn’t lay any interest to get aware of it. And that’s the reason why, Crime occurs in day-by-day at here, as even the criminals and thugs know that people around here are easy to make fools due to lack of awareness.

4. Irresponsibility and Selfishness of Citizens

I really dunno whether it happens in other countries but this shitty thing happens here for sure. People are so much busy in their lives, as they won’t try to help any person who is in Danger.

I’ve witnessed a Horrible Incident where I’ve seen a dead body lying on a Railway Track. I won’t go through the details and descriptions to bore you. I’m simply coming to the point right now. I’ve got shocked to see people’s attitude would were standing across the body as if any Circus Show was going there. Rather calling Police or any medical help, they all were just staring at that corpse and went away from the incident spot. WTF !!

Actually the reason is, People are too coward to help somebody suffering from any incident and contact for further assistance as they don’t want to indulge with Police and Court Cases, even they’ve witnessed the complete incident. Hardly any people are Brave and Benevolent enough to help somebody at that time and serve Like a Humble and Responsible Citizen.

The majority crowd would only react, complain and blame the system for everything, without knowing anything. When they themselves or their known people had to suffer the same, they might get a realization for their negligent and irresponsible behavior on others’ problems.

In a nutshell, though there is a lack of Proper system and Functioning of our Government for Security and Emergency aspects. But indeed there’s even a lack of awareness and unwillingness to handle responsibilities among Indians about anything. We are fully unaware of our very own Constitution, its Rules, Policies and Regulations. It’s not the case that I’m not blaming y’all for that. It happens because our Lengthy and Useless Constitution. Here The FACT is:  Being aware and united would make us more active than 9-1-1. Even if this system doesn’t comes in India, we could still help our fellow beings who need help during any kind of incidents, whether it is Minor or Fatal. Eventually we could call ourselves ‘ UNITED ‘. 😉

However, The Indian emergency Code ‘108’ has been updated in recent years and further modifications would be made in future making it more Active than ever, and eventually More Successful at here. Hopefully, it functions properly and successfully like 9-1-1. But not only the Technology should be advanced in India, We Indians should be that much advanced and responsible to use the Emergency Code whenever and wherever we seek its need.

Well, Seems like this post has been viewed many people around here (especially my few FB friends, my Blog-mates & also some of my Indian Fellows). But still didn’t got any nice response in form of comments and feedbacks regarding this issue. Ohh come on guys !! It’s not an essay, It’s on a serious issue which I’ve raised right here. It’s a Global Issue you n00bs !! 😛

Actually, The problem which I’ve discussed at here, is not only applicable in India, but also in other under-developed and developing countries. I’ve just referred his problem associated in my country. If really think that such problems are quite similar in your countries.Then, SHARE this Post, even if your not an INDIAN. I’ve simply thrown some light on. It’s time that y’all to follow and spread this thing like an enlightenment. 😉

Thanks !!

11 responses

  1. great post, just the kind of information I was looking for

    December 11, 2010 at 01:53

    • Ohh really,then share n’ spread this post !!

      December 11, 2010 at 11:50

  2. Nitin Shukla

    yeah, right ashish…………….wish we’d be enough advanced, that we’re not……….let our time come 🙂
    And yeah, in india people very few take charge and believe in going unscathed out of situation out of their insecurity and laziness…..god bless ’em

    December 6, 2010 at 14:19

    • Well then Let’s Wait n’ Watch !!

      December 6, 2010 at 14:27

  3. Very good topic to discuss. I’m very interested in the number 108 used as an emergency number in India–is that true? You weren’t kidding? Isn’t 108 an auspicious number in Hinduism? I’ve studied the significance of that number in spirituality and it’s very vast in Indian culture.

    My friend Trisha and I often discuss Indian politics and the topic of government apathy and corruption. And how this same apathy is showing up in human beings widespread.

    It seems like a huge tidal wave of problems to fix with a system that doesn’t really care. 😦

    December 4, 2010 at 09:01

    • Ya I agree with your views …
      Yeah It’s true … Not only the auspicious Hinduism Number, 108 is also Indian emergency Number.
      But hardly, any Indian knows this fact.
      Regarding politics, well… It always happens from apathy to corruption. 😛
      That’s a typical RAJNEETI attitude at here !!

      December 4, 2010 at 09:09

      • Very interesting, Ashbeezone! Tiny children here in US are taught the number 911 to call in case of emergencies. I’m surprised that people in India aren’t aware of this emergency number. If called–do people actually show up to help? Maybe that’s why no one cares about using it or spreading the word. 😦

        December 4, 2010 at 09:36

      • Ya .. i know Bodhirose !!
        It’s Unfortunately happens, But it happens here in India for sure !!

        December 4, 2010 at 19:07

  4. Some very great issues to highlight, I think it is not just in India, but a few countries in the world are having these sort of things going on. Understanding must be made in order to resolve issues and be united as on =)

    Great write and thank for sharing =P

    December 3, 2010 at 05:58

  5. saurabh modi

    great post man!!
    didnt know of the thing till now…..
    just like u said,a ‘useful post’.

    December 2, 2010 at 19:45

    • Thanks Bro !!
      It’s indeed useful for everybody esp. for us 😉

      December 2, 2010 at 19:51

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