Himachal signs MoU for ambulance services in the state

Himachal Pradesh government will soon launch an Emergency Medical Response and Transportation (EMR&T) service in the state. An agreement to launch this service was signed with Anjana International on Monday in Shimla.

EMR&T will be a network of over 100 ambulances which will be placed all over the state. An emergency response centre equipped with necessary information and technology will support the service. EMR&T will be a GPS-based ambulance service connected to a single call center.

The response time will be 30 minutes in urban areas and 45 minutes in rural areas. The project cost is expected to be Rs 20 crore and the annual expenditure for running the service is likely to be Rs. 15 crore.

The service is expected to kick-start in the next two months with the arrival of first batch of ambulances.

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