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India’s First Integrated Ambulance Service-- Karnataka

Published on September 10, 2020
Current Context: Chief Minister of Karnataka launched India’s First Integrated Ambulance Service to provide medical services.
India’s First Integrated Ambulance Service-- Karnataka

  • It was launched at Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore and is also termed as first air ambulance operating from South India to offer support during medical emergencies. 
  • It will be operated by Air Ambulance firm ICATT (International Critical Air Transfer Team) in collaboration with aviation technology firm Kyathi from HAL airport of Bangalore. 
  • The Integrated Ambulance Service is combined with helicopter and land ambulance services which will offer last-mile connectivity.
  • It is based on German Isolation Pod which will offer safe service to COVID-19 patients.
  • It is equipped with NICU equipment, CRP equipment, stretchers, ECGs and heart monitoring units etc. It will offer medical services like trauma emergency response, planned air transfer, high-risk obstetric transfers and also supports during disaster management relief actions.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Karnataka: B S Yediyurappa
    • Governor of Karnataka: Vajubhai R Vala
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries of Karnataka: Nagarhole NP, Bandipur NP, Anshi NP, Bannerghatta NP, Malai Mahadeshwara WLS, Melkote Temple WLS, Nugu WLS


Q.1 Which state/UT launched India’s First Integrated Ambulance Service to provide medical services?
a. Uttarakhand
b. Delhi
c. Karnataka
d. Maharashtra
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