Beware errant drivers! Blocking an ambulance could attract legal action against you

New Delhi, Jan 7: All the errant drivers need to be careful now as legal action could be taken against them specially if they are obstructing the path of an ambulance in the National Capital. As per a circular, they could either attract lagal action or will have to pay a fine of Rs 2000 for doing so.

"All a hospital has to do is report to us the vehicle number, date and time of violation and proof, if any," special commissioner of police (traffic) Muktesh Chander was quoted as saying in TOI after the department issued a circular on Tuesday.

Beware errant drivers! Blocking an ambulance could attract legal action against you.
"We will verify the facts and issue legal notice if the charges are proved. Defaulters will have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000." Chander further said.

Since May, 26 babies were born in moving ambulances available with the Central Accident Trauma Services (CATS) in 2014.

So, to prevent such cases, the police has taken such steps and also the state government has decided to add a fleet of 110 such ambulances in 2015.

By March, next year, a fleet of 110 more CATS ambulances will be added to the existing number of ambulances, said a senior Delhi government official.

"At present there are 152 ambulances which includes 21 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, 10 Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances and 121 Patient Transporting ambulances (PTA).

He said that the control room had received 1.47 calls this year and CATS ambulances have transported more than 1.3 lakh patients and accident victims and around 19,000 pregnant mothers.

Also, the Health Department of Delhi government will come up with a Hi-tech Control room in order to offer prompt and effectice services, reducing the response time further.

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