Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu on Tuesday dedicated the 102/108 Free Ambulance Service to the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor observed that the operationalization of 102/108 Ambulance Service would ensure the delivery of public health care services to the patients at their doorsteps. It will provide round the clock transportation to the patients requiring immediate medical care, especially critical, accidental victims, pregnant women and sick children.
The Lt Governor laid special emphasis on reaching out with prompt Emergency Medical Services to the people, particularly those residing in far-flung and difficult pockets of the UT. He stressed on minimizing the response time of the Ambulance service and called for increasing the fleet of ambulances through a pooling of various funding sources like CSR, MPLAD, UT Capital Fund etc to saturate the service.
Kewal Kumar Sharma, Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar- Advisors to the Lt Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department; Bhupinder Kumar, Mission Director, NHM J&K and Shiv Kumar Gupta, MD J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd. were present during the launching ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.