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Tripura medical project gets Rs 7 crore

 AGARTALA, Dec 21 – The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for launching Emergency Response Service (ERS) to provide 24-hour medical service facilities at the door steps of patients in Tripura.

“The Central Government has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for purchasing 75 ambulances which would provide ERS. The State Government has already submitted the Detailed Project Report to the Centre,” Tripura director of National Rural Health Mission Samarjeet Bhowmik said.

Control rooms would be opened in every subdivisions and ambulances, equipped with basic health support system, would be provided to carry patients at any time from their homes, he told reporters.

The service would be launched in Tripura soon under the NRHM and will be the second State in the Northeastern region after Assam to have such facility, he said. – PTI

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