In June, the ‘dial 108 ambulance’ service acquired 215 calls to ferry Covid sufferers. Whereas the ambulances had ferried 785 sufferers in Could and 1,484 sufferers in April. when the an infection price was at its peak through the second wave.
Nonetheless, because the positivity price began lowering, the load on the ambulance to ferry Covid sufferers additionally lowered steadily after Could 15.
Ashwin Raghamwar, the zonal supervisor of Bharat Vikas Group (BVG), Nashik zone, that operates the fleet of 47 ambulances within the district, stated, “We’ve got stored apart 17 ambulances solely to ferry Covid sufferers. The medical doctors and drivers of the ambulances took all the required precautions to make sure they didn’t contract the an infection whereas ferrying the passengers.”
Ambulances had been elevated in locations the place the an infection price was extra.
Raghamwar stated even when the an infection price has lowered over the previous two months, they’ve continued to retain the 17 ambulances.
In the meantime, the calls to ferry non-Covid sufferers elevated in June. As in opposition to 2,776 non-Covid sufferers ferried in Could, in June, the 108 ambulances ferried 3,071 non-Covid sufferers.