Suwasariya Emergency Service saved nearly 20,000 lives - Dr.Harsha De Silva | Daily News

Suwasariya Emergency Service saved nearly 20,000 lives - Dr.Harsha De Silva

During the past three years the Suwasariya Ambulance Service (1990) had saved 20,000 human lives while assisting mothers to deliver 81 babies safely, Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister and the founder of Suwasariya Ambulance Service Dr. Harsha De Silva said.

Addressing a press conference held at Suwasariya Head Quarters at Rajagiriya yesterday he said that during the past three years the service offered employments for 1600 Sri Lankan youths. At the moment a total of 258 ambulances have been stationed in Police Stations in eight Provinces in the country. An ambulance reaches a patient within eight minutes (in the Western Province).

According to Minister De Silva, it is planned to provide 300 ambulances and Rs. 2 million each will be allocated for each police station to establish a special centre to station the ambulance. A total of 200 centers will be established by August and September. The rest of the 200 centers will be established as soon as possible.

Minister De Silva pointed out that the service will be commenced in the eastern Province by the end of this month and it was delayed due to the recent suicide bomb attacks. Once it is established, the service covers the entire country. The service increased the speed of reaching patients by one minutes and it has increased patients' life saving by 10 percent.


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