2010 Young Laureate, Science & Health
India, Born 1980
Piyush Tewari, founder of SaveLife Foundation, with two policemen at an SLF training session in Fortis Hospital, in Noida. On successful completion of the course, participants receive an SLF kit which exists in two forms – a box to be placed in the police car or a bag worn on a belt.
At the emergency department of Max Hospital in New Delhi. Piyush Tewari (centre), founder of SaveLife Foundation, and SLF senior executive Suryansh Sharma (right) in discussion with Dr Vivek Chhabra, Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Several leading hospitals in New Delhi are collaborating with SLF to train police officers and volunteers.
On the roads of India, 80 per cent of the injured cannot get any emergency medical help within the first vital hour after the accident. SaveLife Foundation is committed to creating a national system where police officers and volunteers are trained and encouraged to save road accident victims.
A SaveLife Foundation training course for police officers at the Fortis Hospital. In the past 18 months, over 2,000 police officers in Delhi and Noida have been trained by SaveLife Foundation and its partner hospitals to administer skilled care as quickly as possible after injury.