Health Sector in Uttar Pradesh has seen some phenomenal additions in the since 2012, under Akhilesh Government. From providing free treatment for incurable diseases to free medication, Akhilesh Yadav has truly given UP the much-needed holistic development. After setting up multiple medical colleges and hospitals across the state and launching country’s largest ambulance service, it doesn’t look like he’s done!
Very soon high quality ambulances equipped to handle life threatening emergencies like cardiac arrest, stroke, or respiratory failures are all set to hit the road. Akhilesh Government has procured 150 such hi-tech ambulances through National Health Mission Uttar Pradesh. These technically advanced vehicles will be used to transport a patient to the nearest hospital and on the way, provide basic first aid. This will help the patient tremendously as he or she will now get immediate medical attention and will not have to wait till they reach the hospital.
Project lead, Emergency Medical Transport System (EMTS), NHM UP, Dr P.K. Srivastava said, “Advance life support ambulances are a must for better trauma management. They will ensure transportation of a patient to a higher medical centre without the risk of deterioration in condition. Each unit would be equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and movement could be monitored live.”
The ambulances will be seen on the roads in a couple of months’ time. “The ambulances have been procured. Different medical equipment has to be installed in it. The development will benefit public at large,” said a government official.
The ambulance would be at the disposal of chief medical officers and chief medical superintendents who will coordinate inter-district transfer of patients. For instance, if doctors in Gorakhpur Medical college feel that a certain patient needs to be transferred to KGMU Lucknow, the CMO can facilitate the transit.
Social Samajwadi hopes that maximum people benefit from this unique service offered by Akhilesh Yadav.
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