- The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off the inauguration of 1088 ambulances today at the Benz circle Vijayawada.
The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off the inauguration of 1088 ambulances today at the Benz circle Vijayawada. Soon after their inauguration, the vehicles started their journey towards their respective districts. The ambulance staff were ready in their uniforms and were ready to start the journey.
Ministers and other MLAs attended the event. The 108 ambulances will be available for service and will attend emergency cases particularly the accidents, serious ailments and other disasters.
Today, a total of 748 ambulances were inaugurated. Out of this, 705 ambulances will be allocated for rural and urban areas. A total of 26 ambulances will be used for neonatal services, and 19 of them will be kept on reserve.
Out of the 412 new ambulances purchased by the government, 336 of them are already in use. The CM is also expected to inaugurate the Mobile Medical Units (MMUs), also known as the 104 services, that has many important and essential medical facilities.
The staff of MMU will visit the rural areas and are expected to serve the patients, need-based. The ambulance will reach the spot within 15 minutes in the urban area and will take about 20 minutes to reach the villages. It will reach tribal areas and agencies in 30 minutes of a call.
The government has spent 200.15 crores for the purpose and an estimated cost of 318.93 crores is required for the maintenance of these vehicles every year. The government has sanctioned 676 vehicles (104 services) and one vehicle for each Mandal.