Uttarakhand to launch air ambulance to bolster emergency care

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Soon, air ambulance facilities will enable people living in hills and far-flung areas of the Uttarakhand to avail quick medical facilities in emergency, which otherwise is a bit difficult task due to difficult terrain.

Uttarakhand is all set to launch air ambulance services which will bolster emergency health care in the State. The proposal, drafted under the aegis of National Health Mission, has received an ‘in-principle’ approval. It will be funded by the Centre.

Anjali Nautiyal, director of National Health Mission, said the all modalities are being worked out. The health department is preparing a comprehensive detailed project report (DPR) to decide the conour of the project.

“This is the first regular air ambulance service by any state in India. The services will be helpful to save lives which are lost due to inaccessible roads and delay of ambulance services in remote areas of the hills. We are preparing a detailed report and hope to see the services start within next 2-3 months,” Nautiyal was quoted as saying by a prominent newspaper.

Various geographic and demographic factors are being taken into account to understand which areas require the services the most, she added.

The copper which will be used as an air ambulance will have a doctor to provide first-aid in the initial hours of the medical emergency.

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