GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
QUESTION NO. 4193
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11TH AUGUST, 2017
PRIVATE AMBULANCE OPERATORS IN THE COUNTRY 4193.
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)
(a) & (b): Public health and hospitals being a State subject, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of ambulances lies with the respective State/UT Governments. Data regarding number of private ambulance operators in the country and charges therefor is not maintained centrally.
(c) to (e): Under the National Health Mission (NHM), technical and financial support is provided to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems including support for ambulance services including Dial-108, Dial-102, Advance Life Support (ALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances fitted with requisite equipments, training of ambulance para-medical staff and drivers etc., based on the proposals made by the States/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs) within their overall resource envelope. Under NHM, 8,061 Dial-108 ambulances, 8,872 Dial-102/104 ambulances and 6,674 empanelled patient transport vehicles are operational in the country. A Pre-hospital Trauma Technician (PTT) one year course is conducted in the three Central Government Hospitals of Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital, Ram ManoharLohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals. An advisory has also been issued to all the States/UTs to implement the PTT course curriculum in their respective States/UT for capacity building and training of para-medical personnel for ambulances as per the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. ……