First boat ambulance service to begin at Dal lake in Srinagar
Srinagar : Spotting on-road ambulances is common; Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir will become the first place to have a floating ambulance that is aimed to benefit thousands of people living in the area. Equipped with health facilities, this ambulance service will start operation on Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir Valley soon.
The idea was brainstormed by a boat owner Tariq Ahmad Patloo who was recently diagnosed with coronavirus and needed help to reach the hospital.
Talking to ANI Patloo said, “At that time when I tested positive for coronavirus, nobody came forward to help me except my friend who provided me a boat to reach the hospital. It hurt me a lot and I decided to make the special floating ambulance on boat aimed to help thousands of dwellers who are living in houseboats.”
“People of Dal Lake are facing dozens of problems including health-related issues and they are not getting proper treatment at the time of emergency. So this floating ambulance which is under process will play a vital role to save the life of dwellers of Dal Lake ever in future,” he said.
He further added that the service was for the benefit of people living along Dal Lake. “The ambulance will provide proper health services to people during an emergency. I will try my best to keep all basic facilities including oxygen cylinder, ECG, Oximeter, wheelchair and stretcher and a toll-free number written on it so that people can contact easily,” he added.