CM FLAGS OFF 9 ULTRA MODERN AMBULANCES PROCURED BY AMBIKA SONI UNDER MPLADS FUNDS
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Photos By T S Bedi
Giving a major fillip to his government’s drive to strengthen the state’s healthcare facilities, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday flagged off nine hi-tech ambulances, equipped with world-class equipment, from Mohali.
The Chief Minister lauded the efforts of Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni, who had procured the ambulances from MPLAD Funds for the nine segments of Sri Anandpur Sahib Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Mohali.
Urging other Congress MPs to emulate Ambika’s pro-poor initiative, the Chief Minister said such initiatives would go a long way in improving the health services in the state, which had witnessed significant strengthening of health infrastructure in the past one year. He cited the decline in the number of fatal road accidents to point out that timely on-road medical assistance through such ambulances can significantly cut down on fatalities.
Captain Amarinder Singh said his government was working on the upgradation of health services in Mohali, which had emerged as a major industrial and IT hub.
Speaking at the event, Ambika Soni described the ambulances as her humble contribution towards the Chief Minister’s mission to provide the best health and medical services to the people at affordable cost. She also urged her colleagues to undertake similar endeavours to ensure quality health for all.
While three ambulances will cater to the needs of the people of Rupnagar, two have been earmarked for SAS Nagar, three for Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and one for Hoshiarpur.
The ambulances are equipped with ABS interiors, foot operated hand wash system & wash basin, inverter, emergency light bar with siren & public address system, oxygen cylinder trolley for loading 2D type oxygen cylinders & side door for accessing oxygen cylinders (without oxygen cylinders), analog oxygen delivery system besides auto loader stretcher trolley with floor mounting mechanism.