Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday flagged off 300 ambulances to be added in the existing cavalcade of the emergency medical transport service, Samajwadi Swasthya Seva (SSS).

Addressing the gathering, Yadav said his government was committed for the cause of people and improving the health
sector was its priority.

The ambulances will provide service in 21 districts. "With today's addition total number of 433 ambulances is now available in 31 districts under (the) emergency medical transport services," an official said.

The facility can be availed free-of-cost by dialing 108. The ambulance service was launched with the help of private provider GVK.

Health minister Ahmad Hasan said that by December, 988 ambulances would be made available to the public. Senior ministers Shivpal Yadav, Balram Yadav and officials of the government besides party workers were present on the occasion.

(Agencies)

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