Lifeline Foundation

Dr Subroto Das, winner of one of India’s highest civilian awards, Padma Shri for his work on Highway Trauma Care, co-founded Lifeline Foundation with the aim of reducing the 1,50,000+ annual highway deaths in India. The only Indian to be honoured with the Asian EMS Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian EMS Council in 2015, The Times of India calls Dr Das “the country’s best known EMS expert”.  He works at the cross-roads of Emergency Medical Services, Public Health, Public Safety, Trauma Care and Industrial Medicine. An Ashoka Fellow he is a Founding Member of Asian Association for EMS and Chair of its South & Central Asian Chapters.

An Eisenhower Fellow, he has been associated with projects on Road Safety and EMS supported by NITI Aayog and the EAC to the Prime Minister, being the “Technical Head” of the “Road Safety Education Committee” and the principal author of the project on “EMS Funding”, commissioned by EAC-PM in 2019. He was the 1st in India to advocate a unified national medical emergency helpline number for highways and legislation for EMS and trauma care as a fundamental right.

Dr Das is also championing two other significant issues in India through his position as Director of HSFI (Heart & Stroke Foundation of India, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Heart Association) – reducing under-5 mortality and stroke related morbidities and mortalities.