AP Govt signs pact with EMRI for 150 more ambulances

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Hyderabad, May 6 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) to acquire 150 additional ambulances to run the 108 emergency services, taking the total number of ambulances servicing the entire state to 602.

The agreement was signed by the Commissioner of Family Welfare Anil Punetha on behalf of the State Government and EMRI COO Sudhakar Nukala, according to a release here.

EMRI was currently providing free emergency response services through a toll free phone number '108', accessible from fixed and mobile phones, in all the districts of the state and also conducting operational research and training programmes for improving the quality of emergency response services autonomously in PPP (Public Private Partnership) framework.

AP-EMRI was also following up with victims up to 48 hours of hospitalization for better results.

With technical support provided by Satyam computers among its other associates and partners in PPP mode, EMRI plans to extend the 108 Emergency Response Service throughout India by 2010, the release added.

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