The service was launched by Surajit Kar Purkayastha, DGP, West Bengal at a function held at New Santragachi Bus Terminal as part of Howrah City Police’s “SAFE DRIVE, SAVE LIFE” initiative.
Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee, Rajib Banerjee, minister, Irrigation & Waterways department, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, minister of state for Sports & Youth Affairs, Devendra Prakash Singh, Commissioner of Police (Howrah City) and R Venkatesh, Zonal Director (East), Narayana Health and Rakesh Verma, Facility Director, Narayana Super-specialty Hospital, Howrah were present at the function.
Howrah has long suffered a lack of properly established and coordinated trauma and ambulance services that can come to the prompt assistance of road traffic accident victims. With the launch of 6 fully equipped ambulances provided Prasun Banerjee’s MP fund.
All ambulances are equipped with a team of experienced paramedical staff from Narayana Super-specialty Hospital trained in attending to accident and trauma emergency round the clock. The ambulances will be manned by Civic Police volunteers.
Devendra Prakash Singh, Commissioner of Police (Howrah City) said “This relatively new concept of meeting medical emergencies on the road will put the city of Howrah on the prestigious list of few Indian cities where this service is currently available.