In the Year 2001 Mumbai-Pune express highway was made fully operational, one of the best roads in India, made for the convenience of public, but In spite of best road engineering experts, 3 lanes made according to the speed of vehicles, there were accidents happening at rate of 5-10 accidents per day. A strong need was felt and Lokmanya pioneered in establishing Comprehensive Emergency Medical System first of its kind in India in the year 2000 with a mission to reduce mortality and morbidity due to Road traffic accidents and injuries, through prevention, improved Pre-hospital trauma care, improved hospital care, proved rehabilitation as also research and training.
There is no legislation for transporting accident victims and ambulance networking during the early phase of inception (1995-96). The people were in sensitive and afraid to help the road accident victims. Further there was lack of multi-sectoral coordination and partnership among all concerned in both public and private sectors, with the involvement of civil society like Hospitals. All stake holders from Medical, Police, media, Fire Dept, NGO’s Highway authorities and Govt. agencies were called for sensitization on Emergency Medical System and encouraged them for establishing Pune EMS consortium.
With the support of participating stakeholders Lokmanya EMS has sustained the effort for the common goal of reduced road accident morbidity and mortality and providing comprehensive trauma care. These sustained efforts have resulted into effective reduction in RTA mortality rate to .003304 on Mumbai – Pune express highways. Lokmanya EMS got quality certification of ISO
-9000 -2001. Today Lokmanya EMS is providing this services to the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab. Many National and International agencies have recognized the efforts and conferred with Shri Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ratan Award and Mahindra Navistar “Transport Excellence Award 2011” for Alternative Thinking.
 To establish International Standard Accident and Injury Prevention Centre based Research
 To replicate Lokmanya model of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in other parts of the country and abroad.
 To provide Lokmanya’s EMS services to all National Disaster Medical Relief programmes.
 To undertake Research ,Training and Education on EMS & Trauma Care
 To improve the education levels among the paramedics and doctors.
 To provide EMS services to all National Disaster Medical Relief programmes.
 To develop a national road safety strategy and plan of action.
 To establish rapid transport facilities for Air lifting causalities.
 Lokmanya hospitals are strategically located amidst PCMC’s industrial zone, along the National & State highways. The ever increasing rate of Road traffic Accident (RTA), industrial & domestic accidents has prompted us to initiate “Golden Hour Project” in 1996 and which was commissioned in year 2000 has Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Management.
 EMS Lokmanya has rescued over 50,000 road accident victims since its inception. Lokmanya Hospital today serve/treats on an average more than 10,000 trauma patients’ yearly. There is a phenomenal 5-6% increase of trauma victims in PCMC area on an average every year.
Our statistics also points that : out of total rescued victims, RTA constitutes (67%), from peripheral area (16.97%), Industrial accidents 6% & Domestic accidents (10.58%). 95% calls received by the EMS is emergency from the site of occurrence while 5% is related to shifting of patients from other hospital due to the lack of hospital facilities, which is again critical emergency. Out of rescued patient 10.09% were brought in critical condition mainly from PCMC area whose life could only be saved due to the pre hospital service in “golden hour ‘followed by hospital care.
 700 hand surgery cases were conducted at Hand surgery & rehabilitation unit, reducing morbidity and saving man days lost because industrial accidents.
 Since 1999 we have been undertaking National Road Safety awareness programme funded by Ministry of Highways & Road transport to educate general population and school children on road safety, EMT training ,Conducting exhibition ,rally ,educating Doctors on Pre- hospital care and trauma management and conducting Medical examination of highway drivers etc .
 Emergency Pre hospital networking, we have 28 halt points on Mumbai Pune Expressway and NH-4 and Dahisar – Surat Expressway. Today Lokmanya Mobile Critical Care units (EMS Ambulances) are plying within the radius of 500 km stretch. Over 125 staff and doctors are dedicated to provide EMS services round the clock.
 This work is appreciated by the State and Central Government and Lokmanya is called to represent on National Advisory committee for Road Safety.
In year 2000, Lokmanya EMS got quality certification of ISO -9000 -2001 .
 Our centre is also recognised as WHO- Surveillance center under B.J Medical College for enumeration of RTA in Pune District.
 National Safety council, Mumbai (NSC) has recognised Lokmanya as National Awareness and Preparedness for emergencies at local level (NAC- Sub Center).
 “Multi centric Road traffic Injury Surveillance: World Health Organization (WHO) – ICMR project” conducted by B.J Medical College in collaboration with Lokmanya in Pune District 2006-2007 followed by other factors.
 Lokmanya has undertaken an “ Need Assessment survey for establishing Emergency Response system for the state of Uttarakhand ”
 Conducted Emergency Medical Conference (EMCON) in the year 2003 at Pune where all international and national delegates and faculties had participated.
 Conducted National Trauma Management Course (NTMC) at CIRT Pune in 2003 with Academy of Traumatology India and the faculty members are from South Africa.
 Presented paper on “Pre Hospital Trauma Management – Lokmanya Pune Module” at Conference on Road Traffic Injury, Research Network organised by IPHA / WHO / Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva at Mumbai – 2005 by Dr Narendra Vaidya , Director , Lokmanya EMS
 Participated in Road Safety NGO Workshop – June 2005 organised by Global Road Safety Partnership / WHO / Standard Chartered
Presented “Pre Hospital Trauma Management – Lokmanya Pune Model” at Road Safety NGO Workshop organised by CIRT, Bhosari, Pune
 Attended International Conference on Traumatology, San-Diego, USA – 2001 by Dr Narendra Vaidya , Director , Lokmanya EMS
 Paper Present on “Polytrauma” at Pune Critical Care Society, Pune – 2000
 Conducted BLS and ACLS courses at Lokmanya Hospital,Chinchwad in 2003
 BLS and FIRST AID training is a continuous activity of our foundation since last 6 years conducting in collaboration with Central Institute of Road Transport Bhosari, Industrial house , Rotary club & Lions Club.
 Shri. Rajiv Gandhi “Rastriya Ratan Puraskar” was awarded to Dr. N.V.Vaidya for the contributions made in the field of Emergency Medical Services
 Lokmanya Hospitals were awarded with “Mahindra Navistar Transportation Excellence Awards 2011”
 Best Emergency Hospital in India : National Award
 Adjudged as Second Best Orthopedic Hospital in Pune Region. Time of India Survey.