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‘Suvaseriya saved 20,000 patients in three years’

Assists in delivery of 81 babies

The Suvaseriya Ambulance Service (1990) had saved 20,000 patients and assisted delivery of 81 babies in the past three years, said Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Minister and Founder of Suvaseriya Dr. Harsha De Silva.

He was addressing a press conference at the Suvaseriya Head Quarters in Rajagiriya recently.

De Silva said that during the past three years, 1,600 youth received jobs in the service. It has 258 ambulances at Police Stations in eight provinces. An ambulance reaches a patient in eight minutes in the Western Province.

Minister De Silva said special centres will be set up to park 300 ambulances and Rs. 2 million will be provided for each police station in this regard. Over 200 centres will be set up by August and September.

Minister De Silva said the service will commence its operation in the Eastern Province this month and it delayed because of the recent suicide bomb attacks. Once set up, the service will cover the entire country. An ambulance reaches a patient one minute earlier than in the past and the number of patients it saves with its fast arrival has increased by 10 per cent, the Minister said.

A new app and a modern emergency operation management system were launched at the Head Office of Suvaseriya in Rajagiriya to speed up the service. 

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