Chennai: Government Hospitals in the city have been spruced up to face emergency situations ahead of New Year. Announcing the special steps undertaken by the department, Health Minister, C Vijaybhaskar said that 108-ambulance services have been provided at 51 places across the city including hotels, shopping malls, and worship places. 108 call centers and government hospitals have been positioned with extra staff to deal with extraordinary situations.
34 four-wheeler and 12 two-wheeler ambulances have been positioned in various hotspots in the city, he said.
Greater Chennai Corporation and city traffic police have collaborated with the health department to implement these measures. The emergency teams deployed are being supervised by the medical directors at the city’s government hospital.
“Two emergency teams have been formed at Kilpauk Medical College, while four emergency teams are operational at Royapettah Government Hospital to tackle any emergency conditions that may arise. Duty officers along with the emergency teams will be available for services 24/7,” said Dr. P Vasanthamani, Dean, Kilpauk Medical College, and Hospital.
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and Stanley Medical College and Hospital authorities have also deployed extra personnel to provide emergency services reported Deccan Chronicle.