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Ambulance service for road accident victims

Armed Police Force Nepal Disaster Management Training Institution, Kurintar, has brought into operation ambulance service accompanied by a health worker, along the Prithvi Highway.

The service has targeted people injured in road accidents that take place on the highway.

APF Kurnitar and Ichha Kamana Rural Municipality jointly decided to operate the service to provide timely treatment to people injured in road accidents.

Former deputy inspector general of police Sarada Bhakta Ranjitkar of APF and also general secretary of Nepal Ambulance Service said the ambulance was accompanied by a health worker.

He said persons injured in accidents would receive primary treatment inside the ambulance itself and no life would be lost on the way to the hospital due to lack of primary treatment.

Ranjitkar said the injured would be charged as per the rule of Nepal government. “Injured persons will receive necessary treatment inside the ambulance before they reach the hospital,” he added.

As per the agreement between the Armed Police Force based in Kurintar and Nepal Ambulance Service, NAS will cover the cost of operting the ambulances.

NAS will also cover salary expenses of the ambulance drivers and health workers.

Currently, NAS has been operating as many as 10 ambulances in Kathmandu valley, Chitwan, Pokhara and Butwal.

The noble initiative of the APF, Kurintar and NAS is likely to save lives of many people who may otherwise die in road accidents along the highway.

Due to the poor condition of the road and rampant reckless driving, road accidents along the highway continue unabated.

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