Lavanya Marla is Assistant Professor of Transportation Systems, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Lavanya Marla

Assistant Professor of Transportation Systems, Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Emergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

In emerging economies such as India, 911-type centralised emergency medical service (EMS) systems and humanitarian logistics systems are a relatively recent development. Due to limited investment in infrastructure and trained personnel, these systems tend to be severely resource-constrained. Recent events have also called into question their efficiency (Garg 2012). In India, humanitarian logistics services are not well-designed for large disasters …

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