Karnataka to revamp ambulance service for Covid care


Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
IANS

Bengaluru, 07 Nov 2020: In view of its critical role in emergencies, the ’108’ ambulance service in Karnataka would be revamped for better Covid care, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Friday.

 

"The ambulance service will be revamped to ensure better healthcare during the golden hour in Covid times," Sudhakar told reporters here after a review meeting with health officials and representatives of iDeCK (Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd.

 

iDeCK is a joint venture of the Karnataka government, the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd (IDFC), and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC).

 

"As ambulance service plays a critical role in saving lives during emergencies, I have directed the Health Department to ensure its availability even in rural areas across the state with the help of local partners," said Sudhakar.

 

Admitting that the present system of the emergency service had loopholes, the minister said digital technology and global operating system would be used to regulate and streamline its operations for efficient delivery.

 

"Though huge amount of public money is spent on operating the ambulance fleet across the state, its service quality is not in proportionate to the cost incurred. We will use a world class system to make it a role model for other states to emulate across the country," he said.

 

Sudhakar directed the department to give the ambulance service contract to companies or organisations which comply with global standards in operating their fleet.

 

"The service contract should be given through a global tender to firms which are technically qualified and financially strong to operate them," he added.

 

The minister told the officials that the service contract should be based on geographical location rather than on 1 lakh population.

 

"Ambulance should reach a patient within minutes of receiving a call or message. The fleet staff has to be trained even to provide first aid. They should have an app on the lines of ride-sharing firms like Uber and Ola," added Sudhakar.

 

The service should use the global positioning system (GPS) and a 24x7 call centre.

 

 

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Kindly do not post any abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful material or SPAM. BelleVision.com reserves the right to block/ remove without notice any content received from users.
New State Bank of India, Customer Service Point
Cool House ConstructionCool House Construction
Veez Konkani IllustratedVEEZ Konkani

Weekly e-Magazine

Uzvaad FortnightlyUzvaad Fortnightly

Call : 91 9482810148

Your ad Here
Power Care
Nissi Infinity
Ryan Intl Mangaluru
Ryan International
Arso
Mandavi AcropolisMandavi Acropolis
pearl printing
samuelsequeira.com
Anil Studio
Omintec
Kittall.ComKittall.Com

Konkani Literature World

Grace Ministries
Konkanipoetry.com
WINNYS
ABL