CSFK appeals Governor to establish high-level committee to improve ambulance services across JK

CSFK appeals Governor to establish high-level committee to improve ambulance services across JK

Srinagar: The Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK)on Tuesday appealed to the Governor Satya Pal Malik to establish a high-level committee to improve the ambulance service across JK.
“Most of the ambulances in JK e are mere body carrier and are risking lives of a critical patient,” the forum said in a statement.
“Ambulances are the lifeline of any medical setup across the globe. Better ambulance services can save lives, and any compromise in ambulances will cost human lives. JK has a population of 1.25 crore. Every district has a District Hospital, Sub-district Hospital and primary health care centre from where patients are referred to GMC associate hospitals/ super speciality hospital and SKIMS. A very heavy load of patients need to be shifted between these hospitals, most of the patients are very critical and treatment time remains very important in such cases,” it said.
“CSFK has been repeatedly requested to constitute a high-level committee which can look into the scope of improvement the ambulance services in the JK. Unfortunately, till now nothing has been done,” it added.
The forum said: Most of the ambulances even lack basic lifesaving equipment’s. Ambulances are supposed to be one of the swift and fast-moving vehicles on the roads, but unfortunately, most of the ambulances have such a low engine power that even after other vehicles provide them the side they are unable to move fast. Ambulances need visual and hearing recognition, separate and well differentiated from all other vehicles on the roads, but different ambulances are using different types of sirens at a different tone and volume.
“Movement of ambulances need complete support and coordination from government and society to ensure swift and fast movement of ambulances,” they said.