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Goa to get 10 'new look' ambulances with advanced life saving equipment

The Goa government plans to commission a fleet of ten advanced ambulances equipped with all the life saving equipment, including a device to conduct a patient's blood test inside the vehicle.

Representational image of Ambulance. PTI

Representational image of Ambulance. PTI

The first fleet of ten ambulances with the "new look"are ready to be commissioned at the hands of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar once he returns from the US next week, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters on Thursday.

The vehicles will have all the life saving equipment, including a handheld device to conduct blood test in the ambulance itself, he said.

"With two drops of blood, you can check 29 different parameters while the vehicle is on the move, by connecting to a call centre through wi-fi technology," Rane said.

The state government also plans to commission a Very Very Important Person (VVIP) ambulance by next month end, he said. Rane said the state would also commission a fleet of 20 motorcycle ambulances in the first week of August.

"The two-wheeler ambulances will reduce the response time and reach the patients faster to save more lives," he said

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 11:32 AM

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