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24X7 ambulance services introduced courtesy Oking hospital

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By EMN Updated: Mar 03, 2015 11:50 pm
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Public urged to make way for ambulances during emergencies

Neikiesalie Kire, Dr Vikethonyü Kesiezie, and Kovi Meyase and others seen here after inaugurating the new ambulance service at Oking Hospital, in Kohima town on Tuesday.
Neikiesalie Kire, Dr Vikethonyü Kesiezie, and Kovi Meyase and others seen here after inaugurating the new ambulance service at Oking Hospital, in Kohima town on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
KOHIMA, MARCH 3

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a move to provide and extend the best of medical practices and services to the citizenry of the State, the Oking Hospital & Research Clinic Pvt Ltd today launched two Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulances.
The two ambulances, with fully equipped paramedics and pilots (Drivers), is the first of its kind in the State. The ambulances are equipped with all the emergency medical services and respond system including cardiac monitoring and ventilators. It will mostly cater to the critically ill and trauma patients, to transfer them safely inside the ambulance.The two ambulances will be operated by the Ziqitza Health Care Ltd and will be managed under the supervision of Dr Talikala Jamir as the team leader. It will be assisted by 6 paramedics and 5 very efficient pilots. For any emergency services, the public are asked to contact 0370 – 2290080.
The ambulance tariff will vary according to fares for in-station and outstation trips. For the in-station trip (In an around Kohima), an amount of Rs 2000 will be charged, while for outstation, the amount is fixed at Rs 3000. However, extra amount would be charged for consumables for both in-station and out-station trip. While for outstation trip, extra amount would be charged depending on the distance.
Formally launching the two ambulances for public service, Minister Dr Neikiesalie Kire lauded the Oking Hospital & Research Clinic Pvt Ltd for initiating a much needed modern care system with better equipments. “By introducing these ambulances, we will now be in a position to save more lives,” Kire said.
Welcoming the change and new development, Dr Kire also urged the public to render their cooperation and help in whatever way possible to save lives.
“Ambulance carrying emergency patients values time more than any other people, and therefore the public should also know its emergency and cooperate in whatever way possible,” he said adding that the public should also be sensitized on these issues.
Citing traffic congestion as one main problem which the ambulances will face when on duty, he appealed the public to ease traffic movements and make way for ambulances in times of emergency. He also urged the traffic police to act swiftly in times of emergency.

Tariff
1. In-station trips (In and around Kohima)
= Rs 2000 (consumables extra)
2. Out-station trips
= Rs 3000 (Base price for initial 10 kms plus paramedic & monitoring charges & Rs = Rs 60 km for every additional km traveled (Consumables extra)
3. Food and lodging to be taken care of by the ‘patients’ party’ in cases of overnight stay. Rs 1, 000 per day for every additional day.
4. Advance payment of minimum 60% to be paid at the time of booking for outstation transfer.
During emergencies, members of the public may contact the telephone number 0370-2290080.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 03, 2015 11:50:42 pm