Andhra Pradesh: Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy rolls out 1,088 ambulances
1, Jul 2020, 1:43 PM
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged-off a fleet of 1,088 vehicles of 108 and 104 ambulances on Wednesday (July 1). These ambulances are equipped with a full modern life support system.
The government has also generated job opportunities for nearly 1,000 pilots for these emergency vehicles. The government has spent Rs 201 crore on procurement and equipping the ambulances.
Among these 1,088 ambulances, 412 new ones include 282 with basic life support, 104 advanced life support vehicles, and 26 neonatal ambulances for ‘108’ service. The remaining 676 refurbished vehicles are for 104 emergency service and each mandal in all 13 districts will get one.
Not only oxygen cylinders, the ambulances are equipped with ventilators, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, comfortable stretchers and have provisions for delivery. The vehicles are also enabled with surveillance cameras to ensure proper health care monitoring by doctors.