Thursday, September 10, 2009

More EMRI 108 ambulances in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Sept 10: Meghalaya is going to have 30 EMRI 108 ambulances. Seven ambulances are coming tomorrow and 10 more next year.

Today, three EMRI 108 Ambulances have been launched at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district and these will function in three areas of the district — Nongpoh, Umsning and Bhoirymbong. The three ambulances were launched by Chief Minister DD Lapang, where he said, “This is a great achievement of the State”.

He added that the Patharkhmah area also was on the list of availing these services, but due to communication problem, the area has been curtailed from the list. So, Lapang said, “To have access to these services, good communication is a must.”

Sangma said: “We are running short of 200 doctors in the State.” Regarding the problems of the doctors staying at remote places, Sangma said they could not be given excuse in this regard as they have commitment to their services.

Commissioner and Secretary of NHRM DP Wahlang said, “Meghalaya is the second State in the Northeast after Asom to have these services.” The programme was organized by National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Government of Meghalaya. THE SENTINEL

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