Nitin Gadkari flags off 90 ambulances to help road accident victims

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. (File photo)

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New Delhi:

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday flagged off 90 ambulances. These ambulances will provide medical assistance to road accident victims. These ambulances have been purchased at a cost of Rs 18.63 crore. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement that these ambulances with basic life-saving facilities are for the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

According to road accident statistics, there are 415 deaths per day in India. If basic medical treatment is provided to the injured immediately after the accident, then about 40 percent of lives can be saved.

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The ambulance was manufactured by Tata Motors while the National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) bought it.

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