Sanjeevni Expresses rush 7.40 lakh patients to hospitals
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.