Success or failure in small races of life does not matter, the ultimate goal is to win the marathon
of life !Dr.Prasad Rajhans
Every dream is achievable by taking one small step at a time !Dr.Prasad Rajhans
Visualise the goal with your eyes closed and achieve the goal with your eyes open !Dr.Prasad Rajhans
Qualifications may guarantee a job but passion will guarantee success !Dr.Prasad Rajhans
15TH March 1999
Initial meetings between Dr Dhananjay Kelkar Medical Director JPMTs Sanjeevan Hospital, Dr Prasad Rajhans and Mr. Mohan Audhi of Rotary Club of Pune South for starting of the Pune Heart Brigade. [PHB].
5th August 1999
Launching of the first ambulance of PHB by Sanjeevan Hospital and Rotary Club of Pune South. Ambulance donated by Mr Raghunathrao Chitale of Chitale Bandhu.
11th November 1999
Launching of the 2nd ambulance of PHB by Sanjeevan Hospital and Rotary Club of Pune South (Donated by Mr. Arun Kudale, District Governor Rotary Club).
7th March 2000
Doordarshan made film on PHB and showed it on Sahyadri channel.
15th April 2000
The PHB Project awarded the Rotary International award as best social Project. Significant Achievement Award Of Rotary International 1999-2000 for the project of Pune Heart Brigade.
30th August 2000
The Pune Telecom Department allocates the 105 number for PHB. (Mr. Ram Naik, Petroleum Minister took personal interest in helping to get this 105 no.)
24th September 2000
Website of PHB launched on occasion of 1st World Heart Day.
14th October 2000
Dr Prasad Rajhans awarded the Dr.R.V.Wardekar award for “social service in scientific field” for the year 2000.This award is given by well known Kesari Mahratta Trust founded by Lokamanya Tilak in 1881,for acknowledging and encouraging an individual or an institute to continue their social work. This award was presented at the hands of Shri Jayantrao Tilak in presence of Shantabai Shelke at Shivaji Mandir Pune
12th – 16th December 2000
The American Heart Association conducted its first course on Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Four doctors from Pune trained as instructors to conduct this course on behalf of AHA.
4th January 2001
Formation of the EMS council with the help of 16 major hospitals and 5 NGOs from Pune City. Expert advice given by Dr. Bala Subramaniam Chairman of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Los Angeles)
24th September 2001
Kolhapur Heart Brigade launched by Rotary Club of Kolhapur. Initial discussions with the Health Minister Hon. Digvijay Khanvilkar regarding the need of EMS in Maharashtra.
30th September 2001
PHB allocates the 105 number and one heart Brigade ambulance to Ruby Hall Clinic.
26th October 2001
EMS ambulances of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital inaugurated by Honourable Lata Mangeshkar. Ambulances donated by Lata Didi and the Mangeshkar family . Ambulances launched in the memory of Shivaji Ganesan, Shantabai Shelke and Mai Mangeshkar .
1st November 2001
A state of art 400 bed Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital with all facilities to give a backup for Emergency Medical Services inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
27th December 2001
Rotary Club of Pune Central gives Donation to purchase manikins for training personnel to staff the ambulances.
4th January 2002
Dr Prasad Rajhans proposes for launching of the Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services [PGDEMS] program at Symbiosis with the idea of creating trained manpower and leaders forEMS.PGDEMS launched with the support of Prof. Dr.S B Mujumdar, Dr S. Balasubramaniam , Dr. Vidya Yeravderkar and Dr. Rajiv Yeravderkar at Symbiosis International University
4th April 2002
105 allocated to Lokmanya Hospital to cover for Pimpri Chinch wad area.
30th June 2002
1st batch of PGDEMS students appeared for the final examination (57 students). EMS trained doctors start managing the EMS ambulances and attend EMS calls .
20th July 2002
2nd batch of PGDEMS started. 105 students registered for this batch. 20 on the waiting list for the next batch.
14th August 2002
EMS system of Pune recognised by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) U.S.A. by allowing us to use the international EMS logo” Star of Life”.
12th September 2002
Evaluation of the PGDEMS course by Cathy Childester RN, MSN, MICN (assistant director EMS agency) and Jacqui Benedict, RN, MICN (paremadic Training Institute). It got recognised by Los Angeles County, Paramedic training institute.
13th-15th September 2002
First Basic Life Support(BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) workshop using American Heart Association material & guidelines Conducted by Symbiosis Centre of HealthCare and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital(40 students)
30th September 2002
2 Rapid rescue units (two wheeler ambulance) launched on the occasion of World Heart Day by Honourable Lata Mangeshkar. Donated by Mr. M.N. Rajhans and Mrs. Swati Gotkhindikar.
PGDEMS course affiliated and recognised by Los Angeles County. Paramedic School USA. Course contents and curriculum as per directives of Department of transportation USA.
15th Jan 2003
First ACLS instructor course by American Heart Association at Pune
2nd feb 2003
Hridhay mitra award to Pune Heart Brigade for EMS project.
3rd May 2003
Public felicitation of Dr. Prasad Rajhans for extra-ordinary work in medical field by Modern Vikas Manda.Public felicitation at the hands of Prakashji Javadekar and Dr. K H Sancheti by Modern Vikas Mandalon 3rd May 2003 at Pune for the pioneering work in EMS.
15th April 2003
Symbiosis recognized as International Training Centre (ITC) of American Heart Association. [AHA] The first three organisations in India to get recognised by AHA were Symbiosis Pune, Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and St Johns Medical College Bangalore .
Recognition By london Ambulance Service in 2003 at London for the work in development of EMS in India.
1st -3rd Nov 2003
Society for Emergency Medicine India(SEMI) 5th annual Conference EMCON 2003 Pune. An international congress in emergency medicine. Discussions with Mr G S Gill Health Secretary, Government of Maharashtra regarding need of EMS in Maharashtra.
5th November 2004
Dr Prasad Rajhans elected as the President of SEMI.
23rd December 2004
Launched the Star of Life Highway Project between Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Indian Red Cross Society, Pune. This project launched to cover the highways around Pune.
A team of volunteers led by Dr Rajhans under the Indian Redcross Society Pune carries out relief activity in the Tsunami affected areas of Kerala .
28, 29 January 2005
Paediatric Advanced Life Support [PALS] workshop of American Heart Association was launched.
30th September 2005
Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences [LIHS] launched at Mumbai by doctors trained at Symbiosis and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. Dr PareshNavalkar, Dr Percy Bharucha and Dr Ajay Desai launch LIHS. LIHS has done significant contribution in EMS training in Mumbai and other parts of India.
26-28 October 2005
EMCON 2005 conducted by Christian Medical College, Vellore .Dr Prasad Rajhans is the President of Society For Emergency Medicine India [SEMI ].
30th November 2005
Symbiosis recognized as Chapter of International Life Support [ ITLS] Organization, USA. The first three organisations in India to be recognised by ITLS at that time were Symbiosis Pune , Ramaiah Medical College Bangalore and IIEMS ,Kerala .
1st April 2006
Mr. Venkat Changavalli ,CEO EMRI and Dr Ramanarao Executive Partner EMRI, invite Dr Prasad Rajhans to join as Consultant to National EMRI project to contribute for training and recruitment of trained manpower. Dr. Manisha Athani and Dr Sonali Bhanagay from Pune EMS join EMRI full time. Dr Prasad Rajhans to visit every month .
Mr. Philip Selwood Chief Ambulances Services - London Ambulance Service, U. K. visited Symbiosis to deliver Guest Lecture to PGDEMS students.
17-19 November 2006
INTEM 2006 organised at New Delhi .by Society for Emergency Medicine India [SEMI]. Dr Prasad Rajhans is the President of SEMI.
1st April 2006 to 31st March 2009
Dr Prasad Rajhans continues as Consultant to EMRI from April 2006 to March 2009 and makes a visit to EMRI, Hyderabad every month for 3 years to contribute for national EMS development.
More than 15 doctors trained at Symbiosis and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Pune appointed as Advanced Clinical Educators [ACES] at EMRI. These doctors contributed for the conduct of thePost Graduate Program in Emergency Care [PGPEC] program and other training activities at EMRI. More than 20 doctors trained by Pune EMS, worked with EMRI in different states, in different capacities and contributed significantly for national EMS.
5th August 2007
1stNational Seminar on Emergency Medical Services was conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), A Constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU). Dr Prasad Rajhans felicitated by Symbiosis International University at the hands of the Minister for Health Maharashtra for extra ordinary contribution in EMS. Discussions with Hon. Vimaltai Mundada, Health Minister Govt. of Maharashtra regarding the need of EMS .
16 December 2007
Michael Murrow- International Training Consultant ECC- AHA visited SIHS as ITC for inspection. Agreement between AHA & SIHS was renewed further for a period of three years. SIHS received rating – 1 (95- 100%), Assessment provided evidence of excellent compliance.
EMRI recognised as the ITC of the AHA due to efforts of Dr Rajhans. The AHA certified instructors from Symbiosis Pune made a significant contribution at EMRI by conducting the initial provider and instructor workshops of the AHA at EMRI.
23rd March 2008
ITLS ACCESS course launched at Pune . Dr Rajhans is the course director .
7th June 2008
Guidelines 2008 conference conducted at Pune by Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for creating awareness about guidelines in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Dr.A. Rajasekaran the President of National Board of Examinations New Delhi announces that Emergency Medicine will be a separate basic speciality.
15 October 2008
Maharashtra Cabinet approves the launching of Dial 108 services in Maharashtra . Due to technical reasons the services don’t take off immediately.
Disaster Management and Assistance Team [DMAT] from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital carries out relief work in the flood affected township of Banki of Orissa. A 13 member team led by Dr Rajhans carries out relief work in 18 villages of Orissa.
12 April 2009
Paediatric Emergencies Assessment Rehabilitation & Stabilization [PEARS] workshop of AHA was launched.
GVK EMRI recognised as the Chapter of the ITLS. The ITLS certified instructors from Symbiosis Pune made a significant contribution at EMRI by conducting the initial provider and instructor workshops of the ITLS at EMRI.
29-31 May 2009
SIHS conducted 100th BLS & ACLS provider workshop
19th September 2009
SIHS, in association with the National Disaster Management Academy (NDMA), New Delhi conducted a Mass Casualty Incidence Drill. This mock exercise stressed the importance of communication, coordination and preparedness to deliver effective emergency services for management of disasters in the city
Guidelines 2009 conference conducted at Pune by Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for creating awareness about guidelines in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Mr V Parthasarathy awarded the “Star of Life Award” for his commitment to EMS beyond the call of duty. He was injured by the secondary bomb explosion at the civil hospital while helping victims of the Ahmadabad bomb blasts. 20th September 2009
2nd National Seminar on Emergency Medical Services was conducted at Symbiosis , Pune
Dr Prasad Rajhans takes the initiative to launch the ATLS at PuneProf M C Misra ,Chair of the Advanced Trauma Life Support [ATLS] -India program visits Pune for the ATLS site inspection and discussion are done regarding launching of ATLS program at Symbiosis , Pune.
Dr Prasad Rajhans awarded Lifeline Foundation-AAEMI [American Academy Of Emergency Medicine India ] Award in individual category for pioneering work in development of Emergency Medical Services [EMS] in India. Award was given at the hands of Principal Secretary, Government of Gujarat and President of AAEMI at the awards ceremony held at Ahmedabad during INTEM 2010.
14th December 2010
Dr. Dynaneshwar Shelke the PGDEMS student of the first batch [JAN 2002] of Symbiosis and who got trained at EMS Pune appointed as Head, Goa State- GVK EMRI which is a state level EMS project.
2nd August 2011
Government of Maharashtra invites tenders for launching of Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services Project [MEMS]
Advanced Trauma Life Support [ATLS] launched at Pune. Symbiosis is the first site in Maharashtra to be recognised by ATLS and conducts the first ATLS program.
Mr H R Gaikwad, CMD and Mr Umesh Mane, VC and Joint MD of Bharat Vikas Group [BVG] invite Dr Prasad Rajhans as a Consultant in EMS for setting up the Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services [MEMS ] project.
August 2012 to January 2014
Dr Prasad Rajhans along with Dr Dnyaneshwar Shelke , Dr Rajesh Ursekar, Dr Saket Tilekar start the work for launching of the MEMS project. Many more doctors trained by Dr Rajhans join the project as Zonal Managers, District Managers, Trainers. All these doctors have the passion to create a good EMS for people of Maharashtra and they work day and night with BVG and Government of Maharashtra to prepare for the launch. Dr Dnyaneshwar Shelke who has been mentored by Dr. Rajhans since 2002 is appointed as the COO for the MEMS project. Symbiosis is the training partner for MEMS project Symbiosis has trained more than 5000 for MEMS project and 2000 in BLS and ACLS of AHA .
1st November 2013
Inauguration of the Super Speciality Building and the new ICU of the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital at the hands of our Prime Minister Honourable Narendraji Modi .
Dr. Parag Rishipathak completed his PhD of Symbiosis International University in the area of Emergency Medical Services [EMS ] under the guidance of Dr Prasad Rajhans as his PhD guide.
26th January 2014
The first phase of the 937 MEMS ambulances are launched in different districts of Maharashtra after preparations of more than a year.
1st March 2014
MEMS project is formally dedicated to people of Maharashtra by Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Mumbai
1s tMarch 2014
Dr Prasad Rajhans gets the Special Recognition Of Government Of Maharashtra At The Hands Of Chief Minister Of Maharashtra For Contribution To Dial 108 Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services-Mems, Project on 1 March 2014 on successful launching of the project and development of the EMS in the state of Maharashtra.
7th June 2014
Dr Rajhans awarded the SERA [Service Excellence Rotary Award]for pioneering work of 15 years in development of Emergency Medical Services [EMS] for State of Maharashtra and other states of India.
31 October 2014
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital becomes the first department in Maharashtra to be recognised for training in DNB Emergency Medicine by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi .
SIHS awarded the “Silver Recognition Award” of the American Heart association.
Society of Emergency Medicine[SEMI] Special Recognition Awardat EMCON 2014for extra ordinary contribution for development of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine. November 2014
SIHS Awarded the “Silver Recognition Award” of the American Heart Association
30TH April 2016
Inauguration of state of art 23 bed Department of Emergency Medicine at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital ,Pune
SIHS Awarded the “Gold Recognition Award” of the American Heart Association.
7,8 January 2017
Guidelines 2017 – A national conference in Emergency Medicine and Critical care organised by Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital ,Pune
23 September 2017
Induction of the 32nd Batch of Post Graduate Diploma In Emergency Medical Services [PGDEMS ] at Symbiosis . 180 batch strength .Symbiosis has trained more than 5200 doctors in EMS . 28,000 in BLS and ACLS , 30,000 in First Aid Heart Saver of AHA 3500 in ITLS and 256 in ATLS .
2nd October 2017
From 26th January 2014 to as on 2nd October 2017 the BVG- MEMS project has served the following number of patients Trauma 210769, Cardiac -8985, Medical 689673, Delivery in Ambulance 17139 Others 942262, Total -1868828 more than eighteen lakh patients .