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CM rolls out 24×7 ambulances for road accident victims

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Jamshedpur/Ranchi, May 20: With rise in road accidents in the state capital, Jharkhand Police with the help of Tata Steel and Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd. has rolled out 24×7 ambulances service in Ranchi which would prove to be a life saver on wheels at accident-prone crossings.

ARMAR (Accident Response & Medical Assistance Ranchi) was inaugurated on Wednesday at Police Headquarters, Ranchi by Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

ARMAR is a dedicated free ambulance service for the road accident victims in the city of Ranchi. This service will be available 24×7×365 days.

Eight ambulances equipped with basic life support system, two trained EMTs, one police personnel will be
placed at eight different locations in order to ensure quick response.

The service can be availed by dialing 0651 6660100 and toll free number 100. Once the call reaches the command centre at Medica Hospitals or Police Control Room, the nearest ambulance will be immediately
dispatched to the accident site to secure the trauma victim and take them to the nearest hospital.

Whilst Jharkhand Police have provided eight ambulances with driver, fuel, Police personnel and infrastructure support for smooth and successful operation of this project, Tata Steel will help bring
on board trained paramedics, provide remuneration to EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), senior
monitoring officer and also bear the expenses related to branding of ambulances, supervision and monitoring, command center set-up, maintenance of medicines and consumables.

Medica Hospitals has trained all the EMTs; EMEs (Emergency Medical Executives) will man the command centre and also manage the overall operational aspect of the project.

The multi-layered supervision and monitoring which is an important element for the success of any project is being diligently done by Medica Hospitals.

Also present during the launch were Rajiv Gauba, Chief Secretary, N N Pandey, Home Secretary, Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sunil Barnwal, IT Secretary, DK Pandey (IPS,DGP), S Pradhan
(ADG Ops) and other senior police officials.

CM applauded and hailed it as a unique initiative in the field of police-public partnership as well as a Government-Corporate partnership in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Tata Steel Executives Satish Singh, Chief Resident Executive, Ranchi, Diamond Sinha, Resident Executive,
Ranchi, Kanishk Kumar, Resident Executive, Ranchi and officials from Medica Hospitals – Dr Alok Roy (Chairman), Dr Sanjay Kumar (Medical Director) & Mrs. Manjula Singh (VP, CSR) were present at the inaugural ceremony.

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