Ahmedabad: Fulfilling a promise he had made, External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar has ensured the launch of a mobile ambulance service in the tribal Narmada district of Gujarat.
On Wednesday, Dr Jaishankar, who represents Gujarat in the Rajya Sabha, tweeted that the “ambulance with mobile X-ray unit, that was my MPLAD commitment to Narmada district, has become operational today.”
He said this in local Gujarati language and tweeted that “This is good news for Narmada district people”
At present, the Minister has his hands full with issues like China, global diplomacy, handling Indians stranded abroad due to the COVID-19-induced lockdowns, and more.
Still, he found time to announce the launch of mobile ambulance service from his Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund.
According EMRI data, Gujarat’s ambulance service are attending around 3,200 to 3,500 calls on a daily basis.
Earlier, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had launched a boat ambulance service and mobile application to streamline the operations of the ‘108’ ambulance service in the state, run by a non-profit organisation.