TS launches ‘Amma Vodi’ ambulance service
Hyderabad: In a significant development, the state government is introducing “Amma Vodi” 102 vehicles to help shift pregnant women before and after delivery and also launched new vehicles to help the poor people shift deceased bodies of their kin from government hospitals to their homes. t
Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali flagged off the vehicles at Gandhi Hospital along with Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy, Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud and Talasani Srinivas Yadav.
Ali observed that there are some heartrending incidents wherein the people put to hardship and misery to carry dead bodies of their kin to their homes in villages. Keeping this problem in view, the state government has purchased 50 vehicles and supplied them to all major government hospitals, he said. In the first phase, 10 vehicles each were given to Gandhi and Osmania Hospitals and two for NIMS and the rest will be given to other districts based on requirement.
Lakshma Reddy said the state government is aware of the problem of shifting the dead bodies to their homes and launched the project. He called upon the people not to pay money for this service and make use of the facility being provided at all hospitals. Soon “Amma Vodi” scheme of 102 vehicles will also be launched to shift and transport pregnant women before and after child delivery, he added.