MP and National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today flagged-off additional 50 ambulances under National Ambulance Service-108 from Bhuntar in Kullu district today.While interacting with the media persons on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed to provide better health care facilities to the people of the State at their door-to-door steps. He said that in order to provide transportation facilities to the patients in difficult geographical conditions and far-flung areas of Himachal Pradesh, National Ambulance Service was launched in the State on 25th December, 2010.
Jai Ram Thakur said that these additional 50 ambulance fleet to the State through the National Health Mission would go a long way in providing better transportation facilities to patients in case of medical emergency. Chief Minister said that out of these 50 new ambulances, 40 ambulances have BLS (Basic Life Support) and 10 have ALS (Advanced Life Support). Jai Ram Thakur said that with these 50 ambulances (National Ambulance Service 108), the fleet of ambulances has gone upto 219. He said that out of these 50 new ambulances, nine would be provided to Kangra district, 10 each to Mandi and Shimla district, five to Sirmaur district , four to Solan district, two each to Una and Kinnaur district, three each to Bilaspur and Kullu district and one ambulance each to Hamirpur and Lahaul-Spiti districts. Mission Director National Health Mission Hemraj Bairwa, Deputy Commissioner Kullu Ashutosh were present on the occasion among others.