Chandigarh, May 07: National Health Mission (NHM), Haryana has given one Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance to district Gurugram and one Neonatal Care Ambulance to district Faridabad. The NHM is also likely to procure 26 ALS and 16 Neonatal care ambulances soon.
Sharing information in this regard, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Sh. Rajeev Arora said that Haryana has procured one Advanced Life Support Ambulance (ALS) & one Neo-Natal Care Ambulance with Medical Equipments through Government e-Market Place (GeM).
While flagging off the ambulance, Sh. Arora said that Neonatal Ambulances are meant for the transportation of sick/preterm babies to Tertiary Care Centres with expertise in having the facility of ventilation and having the provision of neonatal care. This ambulance is equipped with a neonatal
transport ventilator and incubator. Transportation of the sick or preterm babies to the Centre with expertise and facilities for the provision of neonatal care and safe transport is the motive behind the scheme, he added.
Mission Director, NHM, Sh. Prabhjot Singh, while speaking on the occasion said, “ALS ambulance is life-saving protocols and skills that extend Basic Life Support to further support the circulation and provide an open airway and adequate ventilation (breathing). ALS ambulance is used to transport
emergency cases from one health facility to the higher health facility referred by the experts. These ambulances are stationed at District Hospitals.
Sh. Prabhot Singh further said, “State is likely to procure 26 ALS and 16 Neonatal care ambulances. The NHM has a fleet of 429 operational ambulances (25 ALS, 297 BLS ambulances, 62 PTA, and 39 Kilkari/Back to home, 6 Neonatal ambulances) which are managed by Decentralized Control Rooms operational in 21 districts except for Charkhi Dadri.