Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat dedicated to the public two multipurpose life support ambulances donated by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) here on Wednesday. The CM said on the occasion that the life support ambulances will be helpful in saving the lives of people in emergencies and after accidents. He also appreciated for efforts of the corporation for this.
Rawat said that such multipurpose ambulances with modern facilities are very useful for a state like Uttarakhand. Attempts will be made to provide such ambulances to other districts too apart from Chamoli and Uttarkashi where these ambulances will be deployed. The chief minister said that proper arrangements have been made for the fight against Covid-19 in the state. He claimed that adequate arrangements have been made for all requirements from beds to oxygen. The state also has adequate supply of Remdesivir injections while the task of vaccination is also being conducted at a brisk pace. People coming from outside the state are being made to undergo checks at the border. Additionally, instructions have also been issued to ensure that the Covid guidelines are followed, he added.
The NHIDCL Uttarakhand executive director Sandeep Sudhera stated that these ambulances are fitted with more than 50 ultramodern medical equipment and medicines. Some of these include automatic loading stretcher, scoop stretcher, vacuum mattress, long spinal board, cervical collar, oxygen cylinder, manual resuscitator, nebulizer, suction catheter, hydraulic cutter and GPS tracking system among others. He further stated that these ambulances will play a critical role in stabilising critically injured persons.
About 40 per cent lives can be saved following accidents if immediate and basic medical treatment is received during golden hour period. In addition, these ambulances will be very useful in transporting critically sick covid patients from the remote areas of Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.These vehicles would be handed over to the district magistrates of Chamoli and Uttarkashi as part of the highway accidental management system.