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BBMP to add more ambulances amid pandemic


Team Udayavani, Jul 7, 2020, 2:07 PM IST

Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) Commissioner BH Anil Kumar, Tuesday, July 7 informed that the civic body will be adding more ambulances after it arranged 250 vehicles amid the Covid pandemic and clamour for more.

Speaking with this regard Anil Kumar said, “More vehicles (ambulances and Tempo Taveller vehicles) will be added this week.”

By Monday, July 6 the civic body had arranged 250 ambulances and tempo traveller vehicles in the city’s eight zones of Bengaluru East, Bengaluru West, Bengaluru South, Rajarajeshwarinagara, Dasarahalli, Yelahanka, Mahadevapura and Bommanahalli.

Among the 250 vehicles, 71 are ambulances and 179 tempo traveller vehicles.

Meanwhile, several cases of ambulance shortage and long waiting time has emerged in the city.

A 64-year-old man from Kamakshipalya had waited all Sunday for an ambulance, making several calls to 108 helplines to only succumb in one of them which arrived very late as he had suffered breathing difficulty.

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