Bengaluru: The existing fleet of 108 Arogya Kavacha ambulance service will be upgraded soon. And also modernising of the 108 command centre is on the anvil. The proposal has received administrative approval by the Government.
The press release from the Health and Medical Education Minister’s office stated, “The State Government is determined to implement the National Health Mission guidelines, which stipulate one Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance for 1 lakh population and one Advanced Life Support (ALS) for 5 lakh population. If an ambulance has handled four or more cases in 24 hours and has covered a distance of 120 km, that area requires an additional ambulance,” the release added.
Further, with regard to 108 command centre, the release stated that it will be upgraded to serve as a vital link between the public and the personnel manning the ambulances. The command centre’s seats will be increased to 75 from the present 54 and it will be equipped with a GPS tracking facility for the ambulances,” the release added.