Imphal: As a part of the government’s initiative to development infrastructure in health sector of the state, chief minister N. Biren Singh handed over 10 Basic Life Support ambulances to Six Autonomous District Councils (ADC) of the state, on Wednesday.
The distribution programme was held at the Western Gate of the chief minister’s secretariat.
Two ambulances each were provided to the ADCs for four districts namely Churachandpur, Chandel, Kangpokpi and Ukhrul while one ambulance each to the ADCs of Tamenglong and Senapati districts.
The ambulances were received by the concerned chief executive officers of the respective ADCs.
The ambulances were procured with the funding from the department of tribal affairs and hills, Manipur amid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The department had earlier placed an order for 18 ambulances consisting of 12 Basic Life Support (BLS) and six Advanced Life Support (ALS). Of the 18 ambulances ordered, 10 BLS which were distributed today had reached Imphal as 1st phase while another two BLS, one each for Tamenglong and Senapati ADCs and six ALS, one each for all the six ADCs are expected to arrived by 25th of this month as 2nd phase.
The ambulances were distributed to strengthen the infrastructure of the health sector at district level as well as block level under the initiative of the ADCs. The ambulances which were distributed today shall be jointly utilized and maintained by ADC and district hospital concerned.