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Health Transport- (108) and (102)

Health Transport- (108) and (102)

Due to its geographical conditions and tough terrain, Himachal Pradesh, has high accident rate in the country. Many other precious lives are lost and people suffer disabilities due to lack of timely medical care including those for pregnant women, infants and persons in acute emergencies like  stroke, heart attack, poisoning, burn and snake bites.

In view of above, State started  an Emergency Response System through PPP mode in Year 2010,presently these services are running after tender process  and  Concessionaire agreement dated 16-11-2016 with identified vendor GVK- EMRI, an experienced entity running this service in the country.

A total of 198 ambulances are now on road including 12 backup ambulances.

Out of these, 35 Ambulances are dedicated for providing IFT (inter facility transfer), which exclusively cater to referred patients from one Hospital to another and are placed at strategically located hospitals.

 Presently there are 26 ALS and 172 BLS Ambulances in the fleet of NAS-108.

Due to plying of these ambulances the ambulances had worn out and as a result rendered condemnable and Beyond economical repair as per the Financial Department norms and hence 46 such ambulances had been replaced in May –June 2019 and further 100 Ambulances have been replaced on rental mode after due tender process  in March and April 2020,therefore 146 old Ambulances  have been replaced out of the fleet of the 198 Ambulances in the recent past.

The ambulances provide free transportation to persons requiring immediate medical care and all the pregnant women and sick children. 

In order to enhance the response time in the urban areas of Himachal Pradesh,6 Bike Ambulances as First responder have been initiated by the State.2 Bike Ambulances were started in Shimla Town on 02-04-2018 by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh  and 4 more  Bike Ambulances each for Mandi and Dharamshala have been Flagged off by Hon’ble Health and Family welfare Minster to the Government of Himachal Pradesh on 06-10-2020.

This service can be availed through a Toll Free Number 108 and is available round the clock and free of cost to all persons.

The State has launched JSSK Drop back (102) ambulance service with a total fleet of 125 vehicles. The service was  flagged off by Hon'ble Chief Minister on 15th Nov'2014 and extended for 2 years on same terms and conditions on 09-09-2019.

         Updated Status of the Ambulances: