Congress Starts Free Ambulance Service
The Congress has decided to launch a free ambulance service for the benefit of Covid-19 patients residing in the state's rural areas.
Hyderabad | 2nd June 2021
The Telangana Congress has 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, today said that he was ready to bear the cost of transporting needy patients from anywhere in the state to the capital. He said that the party would soon operate an ambulance service that would run across the state.
Speaking to the media, the MLA said that many people were approaching the party's leadership and urging the leaders to start an ambulance service that would run across the state.
He said that following this, arrangements were being made to start ambulances for patients living in Telangana's rural pockets so that they could be easily transported to Hyderabad for treatment and that the vehicles would be operated from the Osmania and Gandhi Hospitals. Further, he promised the people of his own constituency, Sangareddy, that he would arrange an ambulance and ventilators for the locals within a day or two.
The leader stated that besides organising the free ambulance service, the Congress would also provide oxygen to needy patients.
Responding to the speculations about former Health Minister Etala Rajender leaving the TRS to join the BJP, he claimed that Rajender was considering joining the saffron party since it was in power at the Centre, and he "needed the Home Ministry and the Enforcement Directorate (ED)" to help him.
"Etala would have joined the Congress had it has the Union Home Ministry with it, as he needs the home ministry and the ED to save himself from the wrath of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. He would have joined the Congress had he thought of fighting against the ruling party, I feel," Reddy said.
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