After the smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, the government of Odisha, in order to ensure the last mile connectivity in the health sector in remote places, will launch an air ambulance service in four districts from December 20.
Informing reporters about it, Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said air ambulance service will be launched from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar on Monday.
The new facility aims to meet the demand for faster ambulance service in inaccessible areas where quality health care is not available. In these areas, air connectivity to transport patients will greatly help people.
âAs you all know, when the urgency of costly ECMO treatment hit Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took action and started the facility. Now ECMO treatment is available for free. at SCB Medical College and Hospital So now the government has decided to provide air ambulance service to people, the health minister told media.
In a first phase, the air ambulance service will be deployed in the districts of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Kalahandi.
âThe service will benefit people tremendously. All the procedures required to start the air ambulance service will be followed, âthe minister said, adding that the requests for the air ambulance service will come from the districts and then they will be carefully handled.