By writer to www.thehindu.com
With bus companies and motion of personal cabs fully suspended because of the prohibitory orders in place, the ‘102’ and ‘108’ ambulance companies within the district have come to the help of these with renal drawback by taking them to hospital for dialysis and therapy.
Moreover selecting up such sufferers from their doorstep to hospitals inside Pudukottai district, the ‘102’ and ‘108’ ambulances have additionally ferried them to neighbouring districts the place they endure medical therapy.
Pudukottai district has three ‘102’ ambulances with a few them deployed in Pudukottai and one at Aranthangi.
Within the case of ‘108’ service, it has a fleet of 23 ambulances deployed throughout the district.
Ever since prohibitory orders was clamped late final month to curb the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic, motion of buses, rail and different personal taxis and vans had been fully suspended.
The suspension of highway and rail companies because of the lockdown precipitated concern amongst these sufferers with renal issues as they needed to endure dialysis.
Realising the issue confronted by sufferers requiring dialysis and additional therapy, their transportation was organized by way of the ‘102’ and ‘108’ ambulance companies by the district administration and the Well being Division since not lots of them had personal autos to go to the hospital.
A overwhelming majority of these ferried by these ambulances had been these affected by renal drawback requiring dialysis and therapy, says the Joint Director- Well being, Pudukottai, M. Chandrasekaran. Such sufferers couldn’t be delay dialysis on the required days because it may influence their well being situation, he additional mentioned.
The ‘102’ ambulance service had taken sufferers to Pudukottai Medical Faculty Hospital in addition to others throughout the district and a few to neighbouring districts, says Dr. Chandrasekaran.
The Well being Division has in its possession an inventory of such sufferers requiring dialysis by way of the Chief Minister’s Insurance coverage Scheme.
Sufferers are knowledgeable upfront about their transportation to the hospital involved by the ambulance service.
They’re then picked up at their doorstep and dropped again residence after completion of dialysis, Dr. Chandrasekaran mentioned.
Assist for most cancers sufferers
The ‘102’ ambulance has additionally taken 17 most cancers sufferers from the district to Thanjavur and even to Chennai.
In a single such occasion just lately, a ‘108’ ambulance took a 42-year-old man from Pudukottai who underwent renal transplant at JIPMER Puducherry to Authorities Rajaji Hospital in Madurai for the reason that medicines weren’t out there in Pudukottai.
The target of arranging the ‘102’ and ‘108’ ambulances is to assist such sufferers and make sure that the therapy isn’t damaged halfway, says Dr. Chandrasekaran.
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