There were many complaints that COVID-19 or other ailing patients are not getting ambulances on time. As a result, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, through his MLALAD Fund made available a Cardiac Ambulance with all facilities to the Mira Bhayandar. Sarnaik has submitted the ambulance with all the facilities like ventilator, oxygen to Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation’s (MBMC) Health Department on Thursday. Nevertheless, Mr Sarnaik handed over the ambulance in presence of MBMC Commissioner Dr Vijay Rathod.
Sarnaik has purchased two ambulances with the MLALAD Fund. The MLA has donated one ambulance to MBMC while the other was provided to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). Significantly, the cost of additional equipment has been borne by the legislator. Both the civic bodies fall under Sarnaik’s Ovala-Majiwada constituency.
The Cardiac ambulance has in-built ventilator and oxygen facilities. Using this, a patient can be kept on the life support system in case of emergencies. The ambulance has another high tech medical apparatus like oximeter, pulse meter with monitors. A dedicated team of doctors, medical technicians and helpers will render their services in this ambulance.
“I have procured the Cardiac ambulances to facilitate the citizens of both the municipal corporations. Significantly, ambulances should be made available to the needy on time. Now, the ambulances will be available to patients of both the Mira Bhayandar and Thane municipal corporations. In the future, my priority will be to provide better health services to the citizens,” said MLA Sarnaik.
On the occasion, Snehal Sawant, District Convenor; Pravin Patil, Leader of Opposition in MBMC; Neelam Dhavan, Shiv Sena Group Leader in MBMC; Raju Bhoir, Deputy District Chief; Corporators Vikram Pratap Singh, Laxman Jangam, Pappu Bhise, Jairam Mese, Tara Gharat, Kusum Gupta, Sharmila Baggaji, Kamlesh Bhoir, Anant Shirke and Helen George were present.