Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Wednesday, dedicated 47 new Advanced Life Support Ambulances to the people of Odisha on virtual mode.
Dedicating the new ambulances, the Chief Minister has expressed hope that these ambulances will meet the demand for transportation of patients with advanced life support system. These ambulances have been funded from various sources including MPLAD funds, CSR, DMF and OMBADC.
Out of these 47 ALS ambulances, 28 will be managed under 108 emergency ambulance services. The remaining 19 ambulances will be deployed at the Medical colleges and hospitals to facilitate emergency patient transportation at their level.
The current fleet in the state comprises of 596 vehicles, out of which 540 have Basic Life Support system and 56 have Advanced Life Support system. With the addition these new ambulances, the total number of Advance Life Support ambulances comes to 103.