The loss of his son because of a delay in getting medical care inspired 31-year-old Shiv Om Singh to train and help others save their near and dear ones.
Over 60 lakh people have been benefited from 108 and Janani Express ambulance service in the State so far.
Four persons including two drivers and as many paramedics will man the ambulance that has life saving equipment and medicines.
With road accidents climbing up on the eve of New Year, the Arogya Kavacha ‘108’ ambulance service is strengthening its fleet across Karnataka to minimize the loss of lives.
It stated that an assistant revenue officer’s inaction led to a loss of `6.76 crore in property tax to BBMP.
He has not taken a single day’s leave in the last six months. This is one of the reasons why he has become the talk of the town.
Starting with at least 150 ambulances, the state government is at the moment setting up a detailed map of the accident prone zones and the nearby hospitals.
“In anticipation of high call flow at the 108 Emergency Response Centre during such an emergency, full staffing has been planned,” read a communication from the government
The incident took place a few days back, they said, adding that the woman was a "high risk" category patient as she was underweight and had low blood pressure.
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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami flagged off a total of nine 108 ambulances as a token of launching as many vehicles, from the Secretariat on Thursday.
Over the past few months, several relatives of Covid-19 victims said ambulance owners were fleecing them to transport bodies from the hospital and to perform the last rites on behalf of the family.
They have transported thousands of Covid-19 patients in the last eight months keeping aside fears of contagion
Patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms are suggested by the authorities to stay in home isolation if they have facilities for the same at their residence.
The centralised Control Room set up by the Delhi government has received over 5,000 calls to seek coronavirus-related information.