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Chhattisgarh News
Sanjeevni Expresses rush 7.40 lakh patients to hospitals

RAIPUR: Sanjeevni Express vehicles operating in the state have rushed about 7.40 lakh patients to the hospitals during the last three and half years. In all, 240 vehicles have been stationed in all the districts of Chhattisgarh to carry people injured in road accidents and other mishaps and patients suffering from heart and other serious diseases immediately to the hospitals.

Appreciating the role of Sanjeevni Express vehicles engaged in life saving act, chief minister Dr Raman Singh said that in reality the vehicles have been proved as God’s angels who give new life, in conformity to its name. He said that if serious patients were taken to hospital on time, their life could be saved. In view of that the Sanjeevni Express is an important scheme in the service of affected people.

For the first time, the chief minister had, on January 25, 2011, inaugurated this scheme for Raipur and Bastar districts. On his special efforts, the number of Sanjeevni Express vehicles has continuously increased in the state. Now, 240 vehicles are operating in the state.

The state government, in association with the GV Krishna Reddy Emergency Management and Research Institute, has been carrying out this emergency service for the people. State chief of operation of the organisation, Suresh Kamle, has informed the chief minister about the works so far done through these vehicles.

According to the report presented by the organisation, the Sanjeevni Express vehicles so far have rushed total 7,39,822 patients to the hospitals by June 2014. Of which, 7.24 lakh are medical emergency, 87,102 road accident, 10, 728 police emergency, 5,541 fire incident cases and 14,694 heart patients. Besides, these vehicles have rushed 2,20,355 pregnant women and 14,525 breathing related patients to the hospitals.