In June, the ‘dial 108 ambulance’ service received 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 charge was at its peak throughout the second wave.
Nonetheless, because the positivity charge began lowering, the load on the ambulance to ferry Covid sufferers additionally diminished 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, “Now we have stored apart 17 ambulances solely to ferry Covid sufferers. The medical doctors and drivers of the ambulances took all the mandatory 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 charge was extra.
Raghamwar stated even when the an infection charge has diminished 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 towards 2,776 non-Covid sufferers ferried in Could, in June, the 108 ambulances ferried 3,071 non-Covid sufferers.