Emergency Services in Puducherry

Emergencies are times that unfortunately would not give you an invitation and arrive; they are so unkind that it strikes without any hint. All we can do is to gear up for any kind of situation, hoping for a positive one always. It is as simple as setting an alarm every night before we hit the sack and simply hoping that we will get out of the bed next morning all fine.

The one and only way to face the cruel and out of the blue emergency situation is by being fully prepared. Tomorrow may be good or may not be! It is not the question of how to make it safe. Nevertheless, by being prepared, tomorrow will definitely not be worst. Well, it is always going to be useful if people are prepared any sort of emergency circumstances that may or may not arise. Puducherry, being a union territory is always committed to the welfare of its population. The Government of Puducherry is well equipped with all sort of emergency services to handle unexpected situations. Some of the common emergency services of Delhi are as follows:

Emergency Services in Puducherry

  • Puducherry Police
  • Puducherry Fire Department
  • Puducherry Blood Banks
  • Puducherry Hospitals
  • Puducherry Ambulance Services

Puducherry Police Department

Puducherry police department is committed in maintaining law and order and to offer protection to the population without offending their human rights. The primary focus of the Puducherry police department is to uphold the law and order by executing responsibilities in a nonpartizan and indifferent fashion.
Police in Puducherry

Furthermore, the Puducherry police department is modernized with all essential and forward-looking gears to serve the people, and the implementation of egovernance is fast progressing so as to help the citizens in a speedy manner. The union territory of Puducherry has been divided into two exclusive divisions, that is to say, Pondicherry division and Karaikal division for the purpose of better upkeep of law and order. Today the police men with crimson red cap continued as the headdress of the Puducherry police force recalls the French connection the city holds.

Important Contact Information

Control Room: 100

Director General of Police
P.Kamaraj, IPS
No. 4, Dumas Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205000

Inspector General of Police
Praveer Ranjan, IPS
No. 4, Dumas Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205001

Senior Superintendent of Police (Crime and Intelligence)
Parwaiz Ahmed, IPS
No. 2, Dumas Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205002

Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order)
Omvir Singh, IPS
Orleanpet Police Complex, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205003

Senior Superintendent of Police (Head Quarters)
No. 2, Dumas Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205004

Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic)
Beach Road, Gubert Avenue Puducherry

Superintendent of Police (Head Quarters)
IRC Mohan, PPS
CID Complex, Beach Road, Puducherry

Superintendent of Police (North)
I/c Praveen Kumar Tripathi PPS
Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205005

Superintendent of Police (South)
T. Bairavasamy, PPS
Mettupalayam Police Complex, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205006

Superintendent of Police (Rural)
V. Deivasigamani, PPS (Ad/c)
Thavalakuppam Police Complex, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205007

Superintendent of Police (Traffic)
A. Gunasegaran PPS
Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205008

Superintendent of Police (CID)
D. Ravindran, PPS
CID Complex, Beach Road, Puducherry
Phone Number: 9489205010

Puducherry Blood Banks

The Government of Puducherry took a worthful opening move of setting up an exclusive council for blood banks in the region, that is to say, Pondicherry Council of Blood Transfusion. During the year 1996, the Pondicherry Council of Blood Transfusion, shortly called as PCBT was established to supervise the blood bank facilities in the union territory.
Blood Donation Puducherry

From the date of its opening, the Pondicherry Council of Blood Transfusion is supervising every single blood bank facility located in the region to check enough amounts of blood units are maintained to fulfill the rising requirement in government and private health care facilities.

Some of the responsibilities of the Pondicherry Council of Blood Transfusion include:

  • Assuring the handiness of a groomed work force in government blood bank facilities
  • Affording motivation to the society about blood donation and step by step increase the number of regular blood donors
  • Guaranteeing the accessibility of an assorted range of blood elements
  • Applying the quality control standards in blood bank facilities for donation, store and secure transfusion

Some of the recognized blood bank facilities by the Pondicherry Council of Blood Transfusion include:

  • Arupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, Pondicherry
  • Govt. General Hospital, Mahe
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences , Pondicherry
  • Vinayaga Mission’s Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Cluny), Pondicherry

Puducherry Fire Department

The Puducherry fire department is quick in offering the help to the population of the Union Territory. The firehouses or fire stations located in the union territory are furnished with modern equipments, and tools necessitated helping the people whenever needed.
Fire Dept Puducherry

The fire stations in Puducherry have groomed and expert fire fighters who are proficient in extinguishing any kind of fire accidents. Well aware of the reality that a few minutes delay would create major crisis and panic; the fire fighters of Puducherry are committed in responding calls in a prompt and agile manner. To back their efficient functioning, the firehouses of Puducherry have most innovative fire extinguishers.

Important Contact Information

Divisional Fire Officer
Fire Service Department,
104, Kamatchiamman Koil Street,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-336677

Thirukkanur Fire Station
Thiruvannamalai Main Road, Thirukkanur, Kunichampet,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-688101

Fire Prevention Wing
Fire Service Department, 104, Kamatchiamman Koil Street,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-336357 - Extn. 26

Pondicherry Fire Station
South Boulevard,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-336238

Shanmugapuram Fire Station
Adjacent to Police Complex, Shanmugapuram,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-372913

Madukkarai Fire Station
Old Bus Stand, Madukkarai,
Pondicherry
Phone Number: 0413-699101

Puducherry Ambulance Services

Ambulance in PuducherryDuring the year 2011, the 108 ambulance services were first introduced in the union territory of Puducherry.

Toll-Free Number 108 is offered to the citizens of Puducherry, and the call centres and call operators are operating around the clock to serve the emergency needs of the population. Apart from the 108 ambulance services, various other private ambulance services are also operated in the union territory.

Important Contact Information

Dr. Narayan Damodaran
Nodal Officer - 108 Ambulance Services
2nd Floor, Victor Simonal Street, Old Maternity Hospital Complex,
Puducherry - 605004
Phone Number: 0413-2224089, 9443536059

Toll Free Number
Yanam Region: 104
Puducherry Region: 108
Karaikal Region: 108
Mahe Region: 108

Puducherry Hospitals

Puducherry cares for its citizens as the healthcare delivery service in the union territory is considered as one of the best in the country. The people of Puducherry have an approachable medical aid within a fair distance of 0.73 miles through a web of Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Sub Centres (SCs), Specialty Hospitals, Nursing Hospitals apart from the 8 Government General Hospitals. According to the report submitted by the Puducherry Department of Health and Family Welfare, each year over 48 lakhs out-patients and 1.5 lakhs in-patients are handled at the assorted government medical hospital facilities across the union territory.
Hospitals in Puducherry

Just like the other urban centres in the country, Puducherry also houses a lot of world-class private hospital facilities located at all the prime points of the region. It is important to note that the Puducherry governance has an affiliation with Abbott India Ltd (leading global health care company) to carry out a health care scheme for the citizens who are victims of non contagious diseases like thyroid disorders, diabetes, hypertension dyslipidemia and other diseases.

Important Contact Information

Department of Health & Family Welfare Services
The Director
Main Block of the Old Maternity Hospital Complex, Victor Simonel Street
Puducherry- 605001
Phone Number: 0413-2229355, Fax: 0413-2339351
Email: dms.pon@nic.in

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