2 boat ambulance for Malkangiri

The new pair of ambulance will be flagged off at Telbei ghat under Chitrakinda block, close to Swabhman Anchal of the southern district. The two boats will be stationed at jetties at Kunturpadar and Orapadar on the sileru river waters.

The two new ambulance will nearby areas to across medical services in a shorter span of time during emergencies. The boat ambulances would offer first aid, medicines and infrastructure which are available in any other ambulances. The floating ambulance also carries delivery kit, splints for handling accident patients, BP machines and all other possible first aid medicines, suction machine, anti-venom drugs, saline, injections and others.

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A driver, an assistant, a paramedic staff and a boat assistant have been provided for each ambulance to serve the people in need. The boat ambulance has been connected with the 108 ambulance service which could be accessed by dialing the helpline number being controlled from the call centre at Bhubaneswar.

After receiving the call, the call centre employees would inform the driver and provide them the location and contact numbers of the patient and their caregivers. The boat ambulance has been given GPS and fitted with advanced motors for a high speed travel on river waters. The move is likely to aid in medical service delivery of several remote villages where reaching the nearest health centre via road takes a lot of time.