Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao today launched a mobile ICU medical van service for the benefit of the Covid-19 patients in the state. He launched a fleet of 30 such vehicles.
Speaking at a program in Tank Bund, Hyderabad, the minister gushed, "These vehicles are the first of their kind in the country. Each vehicle is equipped with 10 beds, a doctor, and two nurses to serve. These emergency vehicles have been generously sponsored by the Lords Church organisation, which has collaborated with Verasmart, a healthcare company. Lords Church is noted for its social service work. The organisation's latest gesture will prove to be greatly helpful to many during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis."
"Currently, we have launched 30 such ICU vehicles. However, we will work to increase the number of the ICU vans in the future. I would like to once again thank the Lords Church organisation for extending its support to our people. The help the organisation has provided will undoubtedly prove to be invaluable during this pandemic," he added.
Rao also took the opportunity to assure the people of Telangana that the TRS government was "doing its best" to provide quality healthcare facilities and services to the Covid-19 patients in the state.
Today's launch comes right after the Congress decided to launch a free ambulance service
for the benefit of Covid-19 patients residing in the state's rural areas.
MLA T Jagga Reddy, who had launched three ambulances from the Gandhi Bhavan recently to serve the economically disadvantaged people residing within a 50 km radius of the state capital, Hyderabad, yesterday stated that the party would soon operate an ambulance service that would run across the state.