Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao launched a post-natal mobile medical service for women and a bike ambulance service to aid accident victims. During the inauguration, the Chief Minister stated that government hospitals are now seeing more number of patients and funds should be made available to make these schemes successful.
The Chief Minister said, “The coming Budget will have provisions for these schemes and more funds will be allocated for the medical and health department. The facilities in government hospitals have improved and the KCR kit is a huge success.”
The 102 ambulance service is already operational in the state in the name of Amma Vodi scheme where 41 ambulances are catering to the tribal areas. The new scheme will have 200 more vehicles with at least six ambulances in each district.
The ambulance will have an emergency medical technician and an Asha worker. The 10-seater vehicle will ensure that there is enough space of the pregnant woman and her attendants. The ambulance is expected to make four trips per day.
Fifty bike ambulances have also pressed into service in the GHMC area to attend accident cases. It was found that ambulances take a long time to reach and often the golden time is lost. To tide over this, trained operators, dubbed as ‘first responders’, will reach the spot to help the victims. Bike ambulances will be stationed at traffic intersections from 8 am to 8 pm.