Kolkata: Around 22,899 people have been provided emergency medical assistance by KARMA and 18,927 road traffic accident (RTA) victims have been transported safely to the nearest hospital.The service is provided 24×7 totally free of cost to the road traffic accident victims of Kolkata. Besides, the Kolkata police also help any other ailing person across the city to reach nearby medical centres free of cost, as a part of community policing, said Mitesh Jain, Joint Commissioner (traffic). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMajula Singh, CSR Head, Medica Group, said: “KARMA provides instant help to the RTA victims and transports them to the nearest hospital so that no time is lost in getting them adequate medical aid. Before KARMA, no other organised service was there to facilitate emergency aid to the road traffic accident victims in Kolkata. Since its inception, only six RTA victims have been brought to Medica Hospital, which reflects Medica’s commitment to the community.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedKARMA operations are supported by the Kolkata Police traffic control room and the Motor Transport Section and are managed round-the-clock by a Command Centre located within Medica Superspecialty Hospital. KARMA has a fleet of 18 ambulances deployed at various locations in Kolkata along with trained paramedics. With two emergency medical technicians apart from a Kolkata Police personnel and a driver, the ambulances, which are fully equipped with all basic life support medical equipment, receive 10-15 calls every.