Four post vans have been refitted as ambulances.
The Maharashtra Postal Circle has recently converted its mail motor vehicles into ambulances to aid the staff members of the department, who are hit by the pandemic. This unique initiative of introducing ambulance services will also be extended to the family members of the staff associated with this Postal Circle.
Flagged off from Mumbai, a fleet of four ambulances has been introduced across four cities in the state and as per the latest reports, this number can be increased depending upon the needs and conveniences of the department staff.
If the need arises, then the fleet may be expanded
Apart from obtaining temporary permits for such vehicles to operate as COVID ambulances, it has been ensured by the department that they are fully equipped with all the necessary medical aid, including oxygen cylinders. These services have been introduced owing to the lack of availability of ambulances that can shift affected people to hospitals.
Flagged off earlier this week in Mumbai by the Chief Post Master General (CPMG), four post vans have been refitted as ambulances. As per reports, these vans have reached their designated stations in Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur, where their services will be based.
Further, these four ambulances shall be available to the postal staff and their families free of cost, at any time of the day. It has been stated that if the need arises, then the fleet may be expanded to other cities too, to suit the convenience of the department workers.
-With inputs from IANS