Yogi Govt's '108' and 'ALS' ambulance services prove to be a lifeline for Covid patients in UP
The Yogi Government's '108' and 'ALS' ambulance services have proved to be a lifeline for Covid patients during the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow, May 26: The Yogi Government's '108' and 'ALS' ambulance services have proved to be a lifeline for Covid patients during the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Uttar Pradesh. Put on alert by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, '108', which is equipped with oxygen cylinders and 'ALS', which boasts of both oxygen cylinders and ventilators, transported patients from both rural and urban areas in large numbers to their respective nearest hospitals for speedy treatment.
It is noteworthy that CM Yogi, who overcame the first wave of Covid-19 with continuous monitoring and Covid management, took on the challenges of the second wave of the deadly virus very seriously and came to the forefront to fight it out in the wake of rising Covid infections in the state. It is because of his proactive approach and dedicated efforts that UP is on the way to conquer the more fatal second wave of the virus by following the model of 3Ts, namely Trace, Test and Treat.
The Yogi Government's ambulance service has played vital role in winning the battle against the second wave of coronavirus.
As many as 1102 vehicles of '108' and 137 of Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulance services have been pressed into service in the last three months since March 22. The '108' ambulance service has helped provide treatment to 224,832 people while ALS service has transported 43,206 people to the hospital. Of these, 32 ambulances of 108 and 9 ambulances of ALS, which have been deployed in Lucknow, have facilitated immediate treatment for 25,337 and 2042 patients respectively since March.
Meanwhile, on the instructions of CM Yogi, 108 more ALS ambulances have been deployed in every district of the state. They are taking infected patients to the Quarantine Ward created by the State Government. Ambulances are equipped with all life-saving equipment for Covid 19 patients. The entire team of ambulance services are following the government's instructions to fight Corona. The emergency medical technicians (EMT) and pilots' team of more than 23,000 people are working 24x7 to help patients whenever they need them.
Ambulances dispatched immediately after receiving the call
The infected persons are availing the service by calling 108 toll free numbers. As soon as a call is received requesting ambulance service for a Covid patient, an ambulance deployed in the district is rushed immediately through the Emergency Response Center of 108 at Lucknow and Agra. Agra's call centre employs 275 people while a team of over 500 employees in Lucknow is working around the clock to serve people.
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