ITANAGAR: The Health sector in Arunachal Pradesh received a major boost with the induction of five Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances in the healthcare delivery system.
Health & Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang flagged off the ambulances at the Directorate of health Services in Naharlagun, near here on Sunday.
The induction of the ambulances reflected the government's commitment to strengthen health infrastructure in the State, Libang said after the flag-off ceremony.
Appreciating the Centre for launching the 'North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme' (NESIDS) during December 2017 to meet the gaps in social and physical infrastructure of the region, Libang said that the state government had placed order for 25 ambulances including 20 BLSs and five advance life support, under the NESIDS, as the government had attached health sector on its priority agenda.
The five ambulances are the first batch and would be placed with the district hospitals of West Siang, Changlang and Kurung Kumey besides at the proposed COVID Care Centre at the MLA apartment at Chimpu, near here, and the designated COVID hospital at Midpu, the Minister said.
"The ambulances will serve as a boon during the COVID-19 pandemic," he said and exhorted the doctors and nurses to work with commitment to prove that they are worthy of the noble profession.
Libang appreciated the officers and doctors of the health directorate, particularly Director of Health Services Dr Moromi Lego and Joint Director (Planning & Development) Dr Emi Rumi.
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