Sabarimala Pilgrimage Gets Emergency Health Care Service Facility

Published on: 17 Dec, 2013
Published under: Pathanamthitta District News

17 December 2013

Pathanamthitta

New Emergency Health Services Facility by Minister for Health and Devaswom V.S. Sivakumar was launched in Sabarimala to check the casualty who trek to temple though hillocks and forests. The new healthcare scheme is a joint venture of Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited (KMSCL), National Rural Health Mission, and Kerala Emergency Medical Services Project (KEMP) ‘Dial 108 in Emergency’ service, the Minister said.

As many as 23 cardiac casualties had been witnessed at Sabarimala in the past 29 days, and the emergency healthcare scheme would be of great help to the pilgrims ascending the steep Neelimala and Appachimedu hills and on Swami Ayyappan Road, he said.

R. Kamalahar, KMSCL managing director, told that the KEMP Dial 108 in Emergency Service had deployed 25 ‘Jumpkit’ volunteers on the Sabarimala trekking path to provide emergency healthcare in the least possible time.

The Minister said KEMP had deployed two ambulances with advanced life support mechanisms, one at Pampa and the other at Elavaumkal, from Monday.

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