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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
28-August-2012 16:15 IST
Status of 108 Emergency Service

 

The information of emergency, referral and patient transport ambulances as on 31.3.2012 is  Annexed.

 

          Public Health is a State subject. Under National Rural Health Mission [NRHM] financial assistance is provided to State/UT Governments based on the requirements posed by them for ambulance and emergency healthcare services in their annual Programme Implementation Plan (PIPs). The model for implementation of this scheme is selected by respective State/UT Government depending upon their requirement and suitability.

 

The entire capital cost for Emergency Medical Response Initiative (EMRI) is admissible under NRHM fund but the operational cost is provided only for first 3 years on a declining scale of 60% in first year of operation, 40% in second year and 20% in the third year. In the case of basic patient ambulances, other than EMRI, such as those used for transporting pregnant women for delivery to the Health facility and back, both the entire capital expenditure as well as operational costs are admissible under NRHM funds.

 

Such information is not maintained by the Ministry. As mentioned in reply to part (b) above, each of the states have designed the scheme as per their needs.

 

 The Goa Government, in their annual Programme Implementation Plan for 2012-13, had proposed to provide Telemedicine Facility for 12 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and 5 Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) rooms, which has been approved.

 

          Emergency referral transport is provided in the State of Goa in the form of “Dial 108” ambulances. As on 31.3.2012, there were 71 ambulances in Goa providing this service, of which 38 ambulances are owned by the state government and 33 ambulances are owned by the service provider, Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI). Of the 33 ambulances operated by EMRI, 2 are neonatal referral ambulances.

The above information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay  in a written reply  in the Rajya  Sabha today.

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Annexure

Emergency Response Services

7218 ERS vehicles and 7167 ambulances are functioning across the country to attend to the emergency and referral transport needs of the people.

Emergency Referral Transport and Ambulances*

S.No.

State

Number of ERS Vehicles Operational in the State/UT Under NRHM

Number of Ambulances functioning in the State/UTs

(At PHC/CHC/SDH/DH)

1

Bihar

563

0

2

Chattisgarh

172

0

3

Himachal Pradesh

112

206

4

Jammu & Kashmir

0

175

5

Jharkhand

0

167

6

Madhya Pradesh

102

0

7

Orissa

0

421

8

Rajasthan

464

363

9

Uttar Pradesh

0

0

10

Uttarakhand

139

160

11

Arunachal Pradesh

0

94

12

Assam

280

830

13

Manipur

0

7

14

Meghalaya

42

99

15

Mizoram

0

57

16

Nagaland

0

71

17

Sikkim

0

28

18

Tripura

0

0

19

Andhra Pradesh

752

390

20

Goa

33

38

21

Gujarat

506

197

22

Haryana

357

0

23

Karnataka

517

539

24

Kerala

50

 

25

Maharashtra

1587

2342

26

Punjab

240

212

27

Tamil Nadu

453

281

28

West Bengal

788

341

29

A & N Islands

0

11

30

Chandigarh

0

0

31

D & N Haveli

0

15

32

Daman & Diu

10

5

33

Delhi

41

51

34         

Lakshadweep

0

19

35

Puducherry

10

48

 

TOTAL

7218

7167

*Status as on 31.03.2012, ERS vehicle includes 108 and 102 types.