Ravi Krishna, a trustee of a private ambulance service called Ambulance Access For All, has this to say about the July 11 incidents: "Our organisation has seven ambulances with radio-trunking services that ensure that communications are not disrupted during crises.
One of our employees saw the flash about the bomb blasts on television and two ambulances were dispatched immediately to the Mahim-Matunga sites."They were the first to reach the spot.They picked up eight victims although the ambulance is designed for one.The first ambulance with the victims reached the government-run Sion Hospital.The second one was directed to go to the KEM Hospital
was operating beyond capacity."Being told to go to another hospital was not an issue," says Krishna
, "but the problem was the time lost in going to KEM
says the government's tendency was to disregard private ambulance services in emergencies."On that night [July 11] no private ambulance service charged any fees," he