Who we are
SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on enabling Bystander Care, or community-driven emergency medical response, for road accident victims. SLF was founded by Piyush Tewari, 2013 Ashoka Fellow, 2012 Echoing Green Fellow and 2010 Rolex Laureate with support from Krishen Mehta, Co-Chairman, Global Financial Integrity in February 2008 in response to the high number of road accident deaths in India due to lack of rapid care for injured victims. Bystander Care is critical to India as the country does not have a well-established Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system to bring urgent care to accident victims, leading to thousands of avoidable deaths every year.
In the absence of formal emergency medical services, Police serve as official first-responders in most cases and yet they lack any training to support the victims. Bystanders are reluctant to help for fear of legal hassles and very few have received any formal training in first- aid. Yet, we cannot ignore the crucial role that Police and bystanders can play in saving accident victims.
Over the past 2 years, SaveLIFE Foundation has trained over 3000 Police responders in Delhi, U.P. and Maharashtra in Basic Trauma Care skills leading to a significant enhancement in survival rate of road accident victims. We are currently establishing India's first comunity-driven emergency response service that will train, connect and mobilize community volunteers and concerned agencies within minutes of a call being received by our dedicated call-center. The project is under implementation in city of Delhi and Rural Thane.
SLF is also advocating for a supportive legal framework for bystanders to help road accident victims.
SLF is registered as a public charitable trust under Sections 12A & 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
SaveLife Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on enabling and engaging the community to respond to medical emergencies, especially road accidents.