Panaji, Sep 5 (UNI) Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat today launched the ''Emergency Response Services'' through state-of-the-art ambulances to help assist the commonman in distress.
The service, that can be accessed through a toll free number 108, was launched in presence Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane and chief executive officer of the Hyderabad-based Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) Venkat Changavalli at a function held at Kala Academy here.
The state government had earmarked Rs 2.2 crore towards the cost of the project to the EMRI partner, that has engaged specialist paramedical staff and trained them to meet the needs.
A call on the number will alert the response team, that will attend the emergencies round the clock.
The EMRI has pressed into service 18 highly sophisticated and equipped ambulances that would be positioned at different places to serve the entire state.
The government would reimburse the expenses of the victim under the medical reimbursement scheme.
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