CMís Diwali gift: 300 ambulances
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The Uttar Pradesh government launched the second phase of Emergency Medical Transport Service (EMTS) under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) on Sunday.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, while flagging off 300 ambulances under the scheme from his official residence, called it a "Diwali gift for the people of the state". These ambulances will provide emergency services in 21 earmarked districts across the state.
"Now a total of 433 EMTS ambulances will be functional in 34 districts," said Yadav, appreciating the work done by the health department. The CM also said this is the third time he was launching the ambulance service. "These ambulances will save a number of lives," he said.
Under NRHM, the government has to procure a total of 988 ambulances for EMTS services across the state. On September 14, the CM launched the first phase of the service by the name of "Samajwadi Swasthya Sewa", under which 133 ambulances were launched in 13 districts. The districts to be covered in the second phase include Bulandshahr, Ferozabad, Mathura, Agra, Farukhhabad, Ramabainagar, Kanpur Nagar, Auraiya, Bijnor, Moradabad, JP Nagar, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Barabanki, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Gonda, Bahraich, Basti and Gorakhpur.
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