Raipur: Health Minister TS Singhdeo flagged off 20 new ambulances from his residence office on Thursday. These ambulances will be sent to different districts to take patients to the hospital in emergency cases.
With the addition of these new 20 ambulances, there are now total 300 new ambulances for public service. An MoU was signed between the state government and Jai Ambe Emergency Services for the operation of the 108-Sanjeevani Express service of the health department for the operation of 300 ambulances across the state.
After the introduction of 20 new ambulances, now all 300 ambulances have got the department approval to take patients and injured to the hospital in emergency. These include ambulances with 29 Advanced Life Support Systems (ALSS) facilities. Advanced life support systems are equipped with emergency equipment including ventilators, de-fabricators and infusion pumps.