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AAP govt approves scheme for free ambulance services

Under the scheme, 110 new ambulances will be procured besides setting up of a modern and state of the art Control Room.

New Delhi | Published: July 16, 2015 10:10 pm

The AAP government on Thursday approved the “Home to Hospital” scheme to provide free ambulance services in the national capital. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The scheme will be provided to people by Centralized Accident & Trauma Services (CATS).

Under the scheme, 110 new ambulances will be procured besides setting up of a modern and state of the art Control Room. “There would be 100 basic life support and 10 advanced life support ambulances. Additional manpower for the new ambulances as well as human resource deficit in the existing 155 ambulances and Control Room would also be taken care of,” a senior official said.

Free CATS services will be made available under the scheme in emergency situations, he said. “Free services include injuries of chest, abdomen, pelvis or spine, crush injuries or severe allergy or drowning, any burn caused by electric shock or lighting, any other life threatening, medical emergencies,” the official said.

Such service will continue in existing medical situation – accident and trauma victims, transportation of pregnant women for delivery and post delivery, victims of sexual assault, inter-hospital transfers etc, he said.

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  1. S
    Sep 8, 2016 at 5:14 am
    Disgusting service.. the ambulance went away without taking the patient. They just refused to take the patient to the hospital where the patient had his appointment for surgery. Even it was a govt hospital.
    1. अजीत डबास
      Aug 16, 2015 at 10:55 pm
      अरविन्द केजरीवाल जी ये सब तो ठीक कर रहे है लेकिन कभी किसी ने इन एम्बुलेंस पर पिछले तीन साल से काम कर रहे करमचारियो की तरफ देखा है वो किन हालात में काम कर रहे है। उनको कोई सुविधाए नहीं दी जा रही। उनमे से मैं भी एक हूँ। ठीक है आप नई तकनीक जरुर लेकर आये और जरूरत भी है लेकिन जो कर्मचारी काम कर रहे है और जो आने वाले है उनका भविष्य क्यों खतरे में दा डाल रहे है।स्थाई भर्ती कीजिये ठेका प्रथा खत्म करने को कहा था खुद केजरीवाल जी ने और अब खुद ही ठेका प्रथा ला रहे है। हमे सित् सिर्फ इसी चीज से परेशानी है की हमारा भविष्य खत्र खतरे में होने जा रहा है। plz think about it
      1. M
        Jul 17, 2015 at 1:05 am
        Gr888 going AAP!
        1. R
          Jul 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm
          Good idea of Kejriwal Gov't. Of Delhi.The people will be get facility in a serious conditions.All state governments have to take decision like this. R.S.Dhall Senior vice president all india car Dealers ociation. Web. 09829036163
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            Yash Pal
            Jul 17, 2015 at 9:07 am
            A good initiative. Of course, funds will be a problem.
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