Ambulance on highways: UP dept plans to tie up with NRHM
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In order to provide emergency medical services to road accident victims on the national and state highways across Uttar Pradesh, the transport department is planning to tie up with the NRHM and utilise its Emergency Medical Transport System as highway ambulances.
All district magistrates in the state have been asked to identify strategic locations in their districts where the
ambulances can be stationed to cover the stretch of the highways.
The DMs have been asked to consult the district road safety committee and submit the requirement of ambulances in their districts within the next two weeks.
"Under NRHM, the health department is already planning to place one ambulance in each block. We will try and position these ambulances in such a way that they can provide services on the highways as well," said Alok Kumar, Transport Commissioner. A meeting was held under Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani earlier this month, he said.
Under EMTS, the ambulances will be connected to a centralised emergency response centre in Lucknow through GPS. Anyone in need of ambulance can call the emergency number.
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