“At present, we are operating only two autos as emergency ambulances within 15km radius in north Chennai alone. We get at least 150-200 calls per day, but are able to attend only around 50 patients. We cannot attend to all calls because there is no bed availability in hospitals and hence we have to check with every facility for availability along with the patient in the auto ambulance. Sometimes it takes more than four-five hours for one patient to get admitted. Also, we are running only two autos and becomes difficult to help all patients in a day. Instead, our volunteers help them by calling an ambulance so they are admitted nearby, ” said N Sathyaraj, Treasurer, Kadamai Education and Social Welfare Trust.