Himachal to introduce free heli-ambulance services

Shimla, April 26 : The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to Helimission of Switzerland to introduce free heli-ambulance services for trekkers and tourists with the assistance of Lady Willingdon Hospital.

This will go a long way in strengthening the health transport services and timely air lifting of the patients particularly from remote and tribal regions of the state, a government statement said.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

An approval was also given to set up health care transformation project named TATA Digital Nerve Centre Platform (DiNC) in Kullu.

DiNC is a service-led platform model that facilitates to and fro communication between patients, hospitals and doctors irrespective of their geographical locations.

It helps screen basic symptoms, facilitates doctor consultations and sends alerts for follow-up and manages records of the patients.

The Cabinet also gave the nod to fill 1,235 posts of Transport Multi-Purpose Assistant in Himachal Road Transport Corp.

It accorded its approval to fill 200 posts of clerk and 25 posts of Junior Scale Stenographer in the Secretariat Administration Department, besides appointing 100 Junior Engineers (Civil) and 20 Junior Engineers (Mechanical) in the Public Works Department.



Source: IANS