Delhi to have 110 new ambulances


Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved the plan to procure 110 new ambulances under the state government’s “Home to Hospital Care”  scheme.

This facility, according to the government sources, will be provided by “Centralized Accident & Trauma Services (CATS).” CATS had come into being in 1991 with a view to provide emergency services such as responding to patients in distress and transporting them to hospitals in timeliness manner.

The procurement of 110 new ambulances is likely to help CATS a great deal

A statement by the state government said that of the 110 new ambulances, 100 would be armed with basic life support facilities while the remaining 10 will be known as advanced life support ambulances.
Delhi currently has 155 ambulances but CATS have struggled to respond to emergency situations effectively due to paucity of required resources.

Under the new scheme, says the government statement, the shortages in human resources will be adequately taken care of.

A Delhiite will be able to avail the services of new home to hospital facility by dialing 102.