Hi-tech ambulances save over 1,000 critically injured

More than 1,000 patients have benefited from state’s fleet of 22 ambulances equipped with ventilators and defibrillators which are lifesaving equipment. These ambulances are being used for transporting critical patients from one hospital to another for better healthcare.

These 22 government ambulances, having advanced life support (ALS) systems, were launched in November with an aim to provide safer transportation of patients referred to higher centres. The ambulances are positioned at district hospitals.

It is quite risky to transport critical patients in ambulances with basic life support equipment. With ambulances with ALS, the transportation of patients is now safer. In the ALS, the health department has positioned two drivers and two nursing staff, which are trained in critical care.