Jharkhand government seeks clarification from EMRI-GHS after 6 patients died due to ambulance delay

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Jharkhand government seeks clarification from EMRI-GHS after 6 patients died due to ambulance delay – Gudstory

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After six patients died at MGMMCH hospital while waiting for 108 ambulances after being referred to higher medical centres, the Jharkhand government has sought clarification from Hyderabad-based EMRI Green Health Services (EMRI-GHS) on the deaths due to delay in ambulances. . report by Hindustan Times Said.

EMRI-GHS is responsible for running Jharkhand’s exclusive 108 free ambulance service.

“We have sought clarification from EMRI-GHS regarding the inordinate delay and in some cases, non-arrival of ambulances. Alok Trivedi, special secretary, Jharkhand health department, and director, National Health Mission (NHM), said, “To ensure the smooth functioning of the 108 ambulance service created specifically for the poor and needy, they have been asked to streamline their systems and networks.” “Instructions have been given.” state, told Hindustan Times on Sunday evening.

Jharkhand government pays the agency, according to reports quoting Trivedi ₹ 1.35 lakh per month per ambulance on per kilometer running basis, with all facilities as per the tender conditions including driver, emergency medical technician (EMT), maintenance etc.

There have been reports that in various cases, despite repeated telephone calls by the families of the patients concerned, the ambulance did not arrive even after 24-30 hours.

According to Hindustan Times Report, EMRI-GHS has attributed the large number of defective ambulances to the ambulances handed over to them by the previous agency Ziquitza Health Care Limited (ZHL).

The company is expecting new ambulances from the state government under NHM.

On Sunday, EMRI-GHS said they are streamlining the system and ensuring smooth services in Jamshedpur within the next few days.

“We currently have a fleet of 34 ambulances under the 108 ambulance service for Jamshedpur, but only 17 are functional. We have adequate manpower, i.e. one driver and one EMT technician per ambulance. We are coordinating our network to meet the ambulance requirement in Jamshedpur by requisitioning our ambulances deployed at Patmada or Rajnagar and Neemdih in the neighboring Seraikela-Kharsawan district. EMRI-GHS program manager Dilip Kumar Mahato, sent from Ranchi headquarters, said, “The situation will improve in a day or two.” Hindustan Times,

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Updated: October 16, 2023, 12:32 am IST


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