In a significant step towards enhancing healthcare services, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is all set to unveil 206 state-of-the-art ambulances on Wednesday. These well-equipped ambulances are geared to provide top-notch medical aid to the people of the state, ensuring prompt and efficient emergency response.
The new fleet of ambulances comes equipped with cutting-edge features like GPS tracking, oxygen cylinders, ventilators, and proficient medical staff. Designed to cater to the diverse needs of the populace, these ambulances will be offered free of cost to pregnant women, children under five years of age, and senior citizens. For others, the service will be available at a nominal charge of Rs 50 per kilometer.
Dubbed as the Jharkhand Emergency Medical Ambulance Service (JEMAS), this initiative is a collaborative effort between the state government and the National Health Mission. The primary goal of JEMAS is to significantly reduce mortality and morbidity rates by ensuring timely and accessible medical assistance.
With an efficient central call center in place, the ambulances will be swiftly dispatched to the nearest location of the patient as soon as a distress call is received. The dedicated call center helpline is 108.
Furthermore, the state government has ambitious plans to establish ten trauma centers along the national and state highways. These trauma centers will prove to be lifelines for accident victims, as they will be staffed with expert medical personnel and equipped with modern facilities to provide immediate and specialized treatment.
The government’s concerted efforts through these measures are expected to create a robust health infrastructure, ultimately saving precious lives in the state of Jharkhand. As the new ambulances hit the roads and the trauma centers stand ready to serve, a brighter and healthier future awaits the people of Jharkhand.