The fleet of the ambulances of the 108 emergency ambulance service would be on the move to respond to the emergencies on the day of Holi festival.
It is commonly observed that during time of Holi festival, the number of emergency calls to the 108 service surge. To meet the challenge, the ambulance service has decided to deploy more ambulances in areas where traditionally more emergencies are reported.
The state head of ambulance service Manish Tinku said that during Holi, the ambulance service reports almost double the number of emergency cases like road accidents, food poisoning and violent altercations. Such cases are reported more between 11 am and 6 pm. The data available with the service indicate that the majority of the emergency calls come from Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts on the day of Holi. He said that the three ambulances each would be deployed apart from the normal fleet in Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts.
He said that the service would be in state of highest readiness to react promptly to the calls received at the emergency response centre of 108 ambulance service. Tinku said that the ambulances deployed under the ‘ Khushiyon Ki Swari’ would be used in the 108 service on these days to meet the additional load. He further informed that two policemen would also be deployed at every ambulance on the day.
For Dehradun city, the 108 emergency service has made some changes in deployment of ambulances on Holi. These ambulances would be stationed at ISBT, Suri Chowk, Race Course, Survey Chowk, Ring Road Chowk, Ladpur, Rispana Bridge, Mussoorie Diversion, Prem Nagar Market, Clock Tower, Ballupur Chowk, Sahaspur and Doiwala on the day.
Thursday, 21 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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