Govt considering GPS-fitted ambulances for Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 24 (UNI) The Delhi Government is actively considering introduction of a GPS fitted ambulance service to provide quick medical care to those who find themselves helpless after accident on roads.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today convened a meeting with Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, health officials and other senior officials to consider introduction of emergency ambulance service on the lines of CATS.

It was also decided to consider deployment of Motorcycle riders to facilitate transfer of injured persons to the hospital.

Director (Andhra Pradesh Energy Research Institute) Venkat presented a proposal at the meeting about a well-equipped ambulance service started by the Institute in Andhra Pradesh.

Around 500 ambulance vans have been responding to the calls, which goes up to 2000.

He further stated that a similar service for Delhi would also prove to be very useful.

Around 180 GPS based ambulance vans in Delhi could be deployed at an initial stage. The vans would be able to reach to the injured persons with 15-20 minutes after their call.

Ms Dikshit said generally the injured persons find themselves helpless after an accident and succumb to injuries due to lack of timely help.

Therefore, deployment of well-equipped ambulance vans could be an answer, she said.

As many a time ambulances are not able to reach faster to congested places, deployment of Motorcycle ambulances could also be considered, she added.

She stressed the need of providing best possible ambulance service to the aged persons and expecting mothers in Delhi.

UNI

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