We are here: GVK EMRI
At GVK, a lot of emphasis is laid on social development and sustainability. Various projects at GVK have been undertaken to uplift the living conditions and raise the general standard of living of the deprived sections of our society.
GVK carries out its social initiatives through GVK Foundation. This is the social activity wing of the GVK and runs many development programs on a national level like providing housing for under privileged people, education, health and hygiene, community-based programs, empowerment and entrepreneurship development, arts, music, sports, emergency response services and a number of other socio-economic initiatives.
The GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) is one of the most important social initiatives of GVK. It is a non-profit organization based on Public Private Partnership model. It attends to every emergency situation in the country; be it a medical crisis, a law and order situation or a fire disaster. It provides services at par with global standards and follows modern principles of management and leadership to serve the nation.
This service is spread across 12 States viz Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and 2 Union Territories - Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. With the help of this widespread initiative and equipped with around 5000 ambulances, about 18,008,935 cases have been attended to and over 5.23 lakh lives saved.
A three digit toll free emergency response number – 108 is accessible from all fixed lines and mobile phones across the locations the service is available in.
At EMRI the employees are described as Energetic, Modest, Reliable and Inquisitive with Commitment, Ability, Resourcefulness and Empathy. Around 25000 employees working with EMRI are positioned as communication officers, dispatch officers, emergency medical technicians, pilots and support staff.
GVK EMRI is housed in 39 acres campus at Hyderabad with modern facilities for Emergency management, Research and Training. State of the art technology is deployed at all the Emergency Response Centers which helps provide world class services to users.
To strengthen its competencies and skills and to share the best international practices, GVK has partnered with global organizations like Stanford, CMU, 9-1-1, STC, AAPI, AAEMI, Geomed etc.
Rewards and Recognition for GVK EMRI:
Innovation for India Awards in Public Service category by Marico Innovation Foundation.
The NASSCOM Social innovation Honours Award (NSIH) in the category of Multi Stakeholder Partnership.
7th eINDIA award for enabling IT in Saving Lives.
Recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).
TERI award and FICCI award for best CSR initiatives in the country.
Microsoft Award for using the best technology to sense the emergencies.
PIRAMAL PRIZE for Innovative Healthcare.
AAEMI – 1st National Lifetime Achievement Award.
NENA (National emergency Number Association) Presidential Award