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Force Motors supplies 1,000 ambulances to Andhra Pradesh Govt. for fight against COVID-19

Aditya Chatterjee  | Updated: July 03, 2020, 09:03 AM IST

Pune based automobile manufacturer Force Motors has recently supplied over 1,000 ambulances to the Andhra Pradesh state government, which include 130 advanced life support ambulances, 282 basic life support ambulances and over 656 mobile medical units. All these types of ambulances have been developed and manufactured by Force Motors in Pune and and also comply with the recently updated National Ambulance Code. The mobile medical units delivered to Govt of Andhra Pradesh are also equipped with COVID-19 screening facilities and can be accessed by the citizens by dialling 104. Force Motors believes that its range of ambulances will significantly upgrade the healthcare infrastructure, improve reach and also reduce the response time which will be of great help during attending critical patients.

Mentioning of different types of ambulances, Type B Ambulance is a basic ambulance that is meant primarily for transport of patients who do not require any treatment while in transit to the hospital whereas Type C or Basic Life Support Ambulance is meant for transporting patients who require basic monitoring while in transit and may require non invasive airway management. And the Type D Ambulance or Advanced Life Support Ambulance is equipped to treat critical patients requiring intensive monitoring and invasive airway management. The Advanced Life Support ambulances have in built provision to mount life saving equipment like defibrillator, transport ventilator, BP Apparatus, scoop stretcher, spine board etc., required to treat critically ill patients while on the move. Additionally, the mobile medical units, developed by Force Motors, can also function as primary health centres at remote locations providing consultation and treatment.

"The ongoing pandemic has suddenly highlighted the inadequacies in our healthcare system. It is very heartening to see that local administrations and state governments are responding quickly by upgrading their public health delivery systems. We are very happy that the Govt. of AP reposed their trust in the proven and reliable range of Force Traveller Ambulances and look forward to support such initiatives in other states" commented, Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors.

Force Motors has earmarked Rs 25 crore to support various COVID-19 relief activities by supporting upgradation of health care infrastructure and facilitating mobile clinic/testing capabilities that have treated over 10 lakh patients during the lockdown period.

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