The central government has rejected the proposal of air ambulance sent by the Uttarakhand government, in case of disaster and emergency, under the National Health Mission (NHM), said State Health Secretary Amit Negi on Thursday.
State Health Secretary Amit Negi informed that the state government sent a proposal to the Center under the National Health Mission for air ambulances in Uttarakhand. “The central government has sent a letter saying that air ambulance service has not been allowed this year,” said Amit Negi.
Uttarakhand is a mountain state having a lack of health services in the hilly areas, making it a disaster-prone state. The state government had plans to start an air ambulance service to take patients to the hospital in case of disasters or emergencies.
Meanwhile, Uttarakhand has 22,530 active COVID-19 cases. The total number of recoveries has reached 2,97,122and fatalities have mounted to 6,573.