Andhra govt hires over 1,350 ambulances to cope with COVID-19 workload

Amaravati: Over 1,350 ambulances were hired by this AP govt in 13 dists to cope with the rised COVID-19 workload, an announcement from that state health dept. stated on Tue..

These ambulances going to be habituated to transport COVID positive sufferers from 1 hospital (3) to the other (or), from that patient’s home to a hospital (3) (or) COVID Care Center.

“It’s mandatory for collectors to hire at the least 2 extra ambulances per Mandal. In case required, collectors were given the right to hire up to required, depending on the workload. In specific Mandals, even 5-Six extra ambulances were hired in order to give best solutions to the residents,” it added further.

These ambulances going to support the officials to execute the just recently presented ‘referral system’ for hospitals. As per this, the hospital (3) quoting the patient going to have to prepare for an ambulance to transport the patient aside from reporting the hospital (3) it’s referred the patient to.

to make sure smooth working of the presented system, a call center was set up in every Mandal. Regional health labour, doctors, & hospitals were reported of the previous set-up call center to avail of the ambulance solutions.

Bhaskar Katamneni, Commissioner of Health & Family (4) Welfare stated, “We already have ‘108’ ambulance per Mandal however because of the rised workload & an trying to decentralise the health system furthermore, the dists were directed to hire at the least two extra ambulances per Mandal exclusively for the transport of COVID positive sufferers. Awhile the min. no. of ambulances to be hired is two per Mandal, there is no upper limit. The dists were given the right to hire up to required.”