Ambulances, doctors positioned for I-Day celebrations

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 17:01

New Delhi: Over 75 ambulances and a team of doctors would be stationed around the Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations on August 15 in case of any medical exigency.

The specialised vehicles, drawn from various hospitals in the national capital, will be located within 1 km radius area around the Red Fort.

Of the total pool, 16 ambulances, equipped with modern medical gadgetry, will be reserved for the exclusive use of VVIPS/VIPS.

60 ambulances, including seven Army ambulances, will be kept in case of mass casualty. 10 of these 60 ambulances will be on standby, parked in hospitals.

Six locations have been identified by the Health Ministry where clusters of ambulances will be stationed. At 11 points, which have been identified as first aid posts, single ambulance will be stationed.

Each cluster will have five-six doctors, including anaesthetists and surgeons from Safdarjung and Sir Ram Manohar Lohiya hospital.

Special emergency, trauma and disaster wards have been created at Pant hospital, Lok Nayak hospital, Hindu Rao hospital and Guru Teg Bahadur hospital because of their proximity to Red Fort.

These hospitals have been asked to be on high alert by the Health Ministry as part of health facility arrangement by the Ministry.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 17:00

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