Table 4

Details of transport

Transportn (%)
Type of transport (n=100)
 Auto rickshaw3
Facilities in ambulance vehicle (n=77)
 Oxygen76 (99)
 Resuscitation drugs and equipment32 (42)
 Multiparameter monitor08 (10)
 Doctor/paramedical staff49 (64)
Deterioration noted during transit (n=100)
 Could not recognise26
Signs of deterioration (n=100)
 Fall in BP1
 Worsening of sensorium1
Intervention done during deterioration (n=100)
 Increased flow of O2 18
 Intravenous fluids given1
 Bag and mask ventilation started2
Perceived delay during transit (n=100)
 No delay53
 Poor roads15
 Heavy traffic29
 Arranging funds4
 Use of public transportation1
 Difficulty in finding transportation5
 Stopped at other facility3
 Unfamiliarity with the route7
Distance travelled to reach referral centre (km)
 Median (IQR)80 (25–111.5)
Time taken to reach referral centre (min)
 Median (IQR)120 (60–180)
  • BP, blood pressure; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.