Emergency ambulance service set to roll out

Health minister Suresh Shetty has called for a meeting on Friday to discuss the health care scheme where an individual who dials the emergency number 108 will be attended by a medical team in a well-equipped ambulance

Mumbai | Published: September 6, 2013 2:22 am

Health minister Suresh Shetty has called for a meeting on Friday to discuss the health care scheme where an individual who dials the emergency number 108 will be attended by a medical team in a well-equipped ambulance.

“The minister has called for a review of the entire project on Friday. We plan to begin the scheme by this month-end,” a senior state official said.

Under the scheme,Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS),a total of 937 ambulances across the state will provide pre-hospital emergency services.

While the National Rural Health Mission will provide 690 ambulances for rural parts of Maharashtra,the state government will provide another 247 ambulances for the municipal corporations of Mumbai,Thane,Pune,PCMC,Nashik,Aurangabad and Nagpur.

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