Health Minister Mandaviya flags off 33 Indian Red Cross Society ambulances

NEW DELHI: Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, flagged off 33 ambulances at Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday.

Thirteen of the 33 ambulances are Advanced Life Support ambulances, while the other 20 are basic life support ambulances. They are part of the first batch of medical trucks being given to Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) branches to strengthen their health and disaster response capabilities. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) set aside certain cash for ALS ambulances, BLS ambulances, Mobile Health Units, and Mobile Blood Collection vans as part of the Covid-19 response in India.

The ministry stated in a statement that the IRCS has played a vital role in the fight against Covid and has greatly aided in decreasing the pandemic's impact. They've hosted many camps to ensure that blood is available around the country. According to the ministry, the multifaceted reaction with a wide range of actions demonstrates the IRCS' capacity as an organisation.  Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State for Health, and Bhagwanth Khuba, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, were also in attendance.

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