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Jena Flags off Additional 42 Ambulances in Odisha

An additional 42 of 108 ambulances were added to the fleet of 108 Emergency Medical Ambulance Service in Odisha with the flagging off the ambulances by Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena. The 108 Emergency Medical Ambulance Service was launched in the state on March 5, 2013 and presently is operated with a fleet of 470 vehicles covering all 30 districts, providing emergency medical service free of cost to the people. The fleet has 414 Basic Life Support (BLS) and 56 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances. In addition to the 108 Ambulance Service, the State has in position a fleet of 500 ambulances under 102 Ambulance Service for transportation of pregnant mothers and sick infants. Till date, over 38 lakh people of the State have been benefited from the ambulance service. – United News of India