Dial 102- Ambulance for pregnant women, newborns in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Call Ambulance Service -24x7
On 17th January 2014 ambulance service 102 in Lucknow was launched. It is also called National Ambulance Service (NAS) The service can be availed through dialing a toll free number 102. All the ambulance are fitted with GPS system (for easy tracking) and other necessary medical equipments.
The initiative to start such helpline will definitely be of much help to the needy who faces a lot of inconvenience, pain and miseries due to unavailability of ambulance.
This will also minimize the unfortunate incidence of neonatal and infant mortality rates in the state. It is a fact that about 30 per cent maternal deaths could be avoided if the patients are shifted to medical centre in time.
The facility is available 24x7 to pregnant women, newborns and their mothers under the Janani Suraksha Yojana and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram. It is free of cost.
On 16th July 2014, 300 more ambulance have been added to 102 service. It is expected that about 700 more such ambulance will be added in future.
This initiative of UP Government will definitely help the needy women and employment to a number of people.