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Civil Society Forum Kashmir appeals Governor for improvement of ambulance services in Jammu Kashmir

Published by Kashmir News Trust on July 1, 2019, 5:18 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

SRINAGAR: Ambulances are the life line of any medical setup across the globe. Better ambulance services can save lives and any compromise in ambulances will cost human lives. J&K State has a population of 1.25 Crore. Every district has a District Hospital, Sub district Hospital and primary health care centre from where patients are referred to GMC associate hospitals/ super speciality hospital and SKIMS. A very heavy load of patients need to be shifted between these hospitals, most of the patients are very critical and treatment time remains very important in such cases.

CSFK has been repeatedly requesting various Governments to constitute a high level committee which can look into the scope of improvement the ambulance services in the J&K state, unfortunate till now nothing has been done.

Most of the ambulances in J&K state are mere body carrier and are risking lives of critical patient.

Most of the ambulances even lack basic life saving equipments. Ambulances are supposed to be one of the swift and fast moving vehicles on the roads, but unfortunate most of the ambulances have such a low engine power that even after other vehicle provide them side they are unable to move fast. Ambulances need visual and hearing recognition, separate and well differentiated from all other vehicles on the roads, unfortunately different ambulances are using different types of sirens at a different tone and volume.

Movement of ambulances need complete support and coordination from Government in particular and society at large to ensure swift and fast movement of ambulances. CSFK appeals Honourable Governor J&K state to establish a meaningful high level committee to strength and support the ambulance service across J&K state.