Sunday, September 18, 2016
Imagency Ambilance Donation From India To srilanka
(PRESS RELEASE) – In a groundbreaking initiative, the country’s very first fully fledged free pre-hospital care ambulance service numbering a collective of 88 state of the art fully equipped vehicles was flagged off at Galle Face Green. To be operated initially in the Southern province with the service rolled out into the Western Province within a fortnight, the ambulance service is trailblazing on many fronts. Under the direct intervention of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, this is the first time India has presented an outright grant of US $7.6 Mn to Sri Lanka to uplift and improve medical facilities in the country on this front. This expounds the depth and scope of the world class ambulances as well as the training and development extended to Sri Lankans in ensuring that best possible care is extended to patients. Through this initiative, over 550 Sri Lankans are being given employment including 250 EMTs who were trained in India as per stringent standards expected of this care. In addition, 250 pilots and 50 Call Center Operators have been trained and equipped with knowhow and competencies in managing and administering emergency care. This extent of knowledge transfer, which includes US paramedic certifications and a state of the art Command and Control Center located in Rajagiriya, is another first etched in the country’s medical annals.