Odisha Government announces incentives for Ambulance drivers and staff, detailed report here

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has recently announced incentives for ambulance drivers and support staff, said reliable reports in this regard.

Reports say that, the Odisha Government has announced incentives for 108 ambulance staff. The Government of Odisha has announced incentives for ambulance drivers, helpers and technicians

Reports in this regard say that, the drivers and technicians will get five thousand rupees per month as incentive. Whereas the ambulance helpers will get three thousand rupees per month.

The reliable reports further say that, the incentive amount will be in addition to the current salary of the Ambulance divers, technicians and helpers.

Further it is worth mentioning that, the incentive amount will be added to the salary from the  month of February. Detailed reports awaited in this regard.

On November 18, 2023 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated 349 new ambulances to the people, patients in Odisha will now reach hospitals in 20 minutes. Earlier, it was taking 30 minutes for the ambulance to brining the patients to the hospitals.

While dedicating the new ambulances at a function in Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the chief minister said, “We believe that every life is precious. Our efforts will continue to provide best of health services to the people as per our policy.”

Out of the 349 new ambulances, 279 have been included in 108 Ambulance services and the rest 70 have been provided to medical college and hospitals and district headquarters hospitals (DHHs).

Of the 70 ambulances, 40 are basic life support (BLS) ambulances and 30 are advanced life support (ALS) ambulances. With the dedication of 349 new ambulances, the total number of the emergency vehicles has now risen to 1,366.

Health Minister Niranjan Pujari, Health secretary Shalini Pandit, 5T chairman VK Pandian and other senior officers witnessed the ambulance dedication ceremony.

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