Government to introduce 78 new ambulances

Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar on Thursday told the Legislative Assembly that 78 new ambulances would be pressed into service in the state this year.

Replying to JD(S) member D Nagarajaiah of Kunigal, the minister said the government is aware that many vehicles of the Health department are out of order.  The process to purchase new vehicles is on, Kumar added.


Trauma centre

“Our intention is to make at least one ambulance available for every 10 to 15 km. A trauma centre would be established near Kunigal as it is closer to a highway,” the minister said.

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