Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday (May 18) flagged off 24 new Basic Life Support (BLS) and 299 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances to boost emergency medical service delivery in the state, an official statement said. The CM said,
This will provide state-of-the-art ambulance services to every block of the state.
#WATCH | Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik yesterday dedicated 24 new Basic Life Support (BLS) and 299 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances to boost emergency medical ambulance service delivery in the state. pic.twitter.com/01cBFMaN1M
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2023
The 108 emergency ambulance services were started in Odisha on March 5, 2013, and till now 624 ambulances are providing free services to the people of 30 districts across the state. Along with this, 6 boat ambulances are also working, the statement said. According to the official statement,
The provision has been made for 92 new emergency ambulances in a phased manner to further improve the emergency ambulance service, out of which 24 new ambulances have already been procured. Rs 9.6 crores have been spent on this by the state government.
ରାଜ୍ଯରେ ଜରୁରୀକାଳୀନ ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟସେବା ଆହୁରି ମଜଭୁତ ହେଉଛି। ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ବ୍ଲକକୁ ଅତ୍ୟାଧୁନିକ ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ ସୁବିଧା ଯୋଗାଇବା ପାଇଁ ମୁଖ୍ୟମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଶ୍ରୀ @Naveen_Odisha ୨୪ଟି ମୌଳିକ ଜୀବନରକ୍ଷାକାରୀ ଓ ୨୯୯ଟି ରୂପାନ୍ତରିତ ଅତ୍ୟାଧୁନିକ ଜୀବନରକ୍ଷାକାରୀ ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ ଲୋକାର୍ପଣ କରିଛନ୍ତି। pic.twitter.com/fuqmsykOOn
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) May 18, 2023
Apart from this, 500 ‘Janni’ Express ambulances are also working to take pregnant mothers and sick children to the hospital. Till now more than 88 lakh people in the state have been benefited by various ambulance services, it added.
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